People in society can have interesting views on issues around the world, these views on society are best conveyed through distinctive voices as it evokes feelings from the listener and allows them to relate to the situation through their own personal experiences.
Danticat uses her Uncles loss of voice, to show us how different and hard it can be to not have a voice at all. When Danticat was 9 years old, her uncle was diagnosed with throat cancer and the doctors told him that he would need a radical laryngectomy to save his life. Danticat recalls her uncle, a bishop, having a grand voice, a voice that would invoke people to listen when she states, “he would model Fignolé’s forceful and direct Creole diction and speak in a clear, powerful bass, allowing only a few well-chosen pauses” (Danticat p.31) However, as a bishop, her father recalls a time when he’d watched his brother give a
Paul Keating’s speech ‘funeral service of the unknown Australian soldier’ and Noel Pearson’s speech ‘an Australian history for us all’ have developed and expressed ideas using language appropriate to their audience, purpose and form. Despite the fact, it is fundamentally the speaker’s skills in the construction of the speech that determine its decisive success.
The field of voicework is a manifold craft, comprised of such occupations as narrator, voice actor, and radio announcer. These occupations vary in their responsibilities and purposes, yet all share a common component that lies central to their accomplishment. Voice. In particular, a warm and confident voice. In the year of 2011 one such voice was found in a most unlikely place. It was in January of that year that a seemingly innocuous video was filmed and posted on the internet. The subject of that video was one Ted Williams who, at the time, was bereft of a home. Williams was possessed of a noticeably deep and striking voice which soon led to an explosion of popularity centered around the video itself. With this popularity came a recognition of talent, and soon enough he had found himself afloat in a proverbial sea of opportunity.
was lucky enough to have a childhood that was fairly even-keeled – I celebrated almost as much as I grieved, and laughed as much as I cried. Even though I entered into the adult world with a balanced upbringing, I still couldn’t help but to feel that I did not develop a voice properly due to one significant event.
SPLP 635 - Voice Disorders. Voice Disorders is part of the core curriculum in the master’s degree program in speech-language pathology, approved by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and the accrediting body for professional training programs in speech-language pathology, CAA-CSD. This graduate level course is designed to provide students with knowledge of normal voice including the vocal parameters of pitch, intensity, quality, resonance and flexibility. Various idiopathic, structural, resonance, neuropathologic, and congenital disorders of voice are addressed in terms of symptomatology, perceptual features, diagnosis, prevention, and intervention. The course provides a survey of voice disorders that students
"The Woman Warrior" consists of five stories which focuses on five women: Kingston's long-dead aunt, "No-Name Woman"; a mythical female warrior, Fa Mu Lan; Kingston's mother, Brave Orchid; Kingston's aunt, Moon Orchid; and finally Kingston herself. Based on her mother's stories, which are integrated with Kingston's imagination, "The Woman Warrior" reveals her past childhood experiences, and explores her struggle to reconcile her Chinese heritage with her American identity. It is only at the very end that Kingston realizes that, through her writing, she can express her concern about the unfairness toward the voiceless Chinese women.
An interview was conducted in which the client’s mother stated that she feels that Tommy’s voice quality is becoming progressively worse. Tommy has also begun to perceive the difference compared to his peers. He stated, “I sound different from all of my friends at school. They say ‘Tommy, what’s wrong with you? Why do you sound like that?’” In response to his friends’ inquisitiveness about his voice, Mrs. Callahan stated that Tommy is becoming less talkative. During the interview, a connected speech sample was taken whereby Tommy was asked to read the Limpy standard reading passage aloud. Low pitch and hoarseness were evident during the
Client X is a college student referred to the clinic by a music professor due to concerns of possible vocal nodules. During vocal juries, X’s professor commented that her voice became very airy, especially when using her high register. Client has also described her voice as husky, breathy, tense, and hoarse.
With healthy ageing, there could be several changes in an older adult’s vocal mechanism, in particular, the larynx. One of the main changes is the increase in the concentration of collagen fibres, causing vocal folds to become more rigid which in turn results in the instability of vocal fold vibrations (Hammond, Gray, & Butler, 2000). Another normal age-related voice change is the degeneration of vocal muscles which could have been a result of programmed cell death (apoptosis) (Malmgren, Jones, & Bookman, 2001; Martins et al., 2015). This is directly associated with presbyphonia which could contribute to a shortness of breath and troubles increasing one’s voice (Martins et al., 2015). Presbyphonia is the biological modification to one’s voice as a result of structural deterioration in the coverage mucosa, muscle and cartilage due to aging (Ford, 2004). The extent of the decline is associated with an individual’s physical and mental well-being, lifestyle, race and genes (Martins et al., 2015)
It is common for people with vocal fold nodules to improve without the need for surgery (Simpson B al., et 2008). Speech-Language Pathologists have to be mindful of using evidence-based practices
After listening to this individual’s voice, one could infer that this individual has an overall severe voice problem. I determined this because of voices I have heard on a daily basis. This individual’s voice seemed very rough and there was a lot of strain. This individual’s sounded exhausted and forced when they tried to produce
Initially, I wanted to focus my project on the effect geography and music had on the formation of my voice. Since I moved around every two years it seemed likely that I had picked up a few regional speech habits from each state. However, after reading more of The Right to Speak, I realized that much more could be said about why my voice is the way it is. My original idea was to drive in a car and listen to the radio, each song change meant a change in location and an addition of regional speech peculiarities. This idea transformed into the beginning and end scenes of my project. In addition to geography, my project will showcase the effect of my place in my family, childhood sickness, and theatre on the
After reading the written speech and listening to the speech’s audio, it is clear that the audio speech had a much larger effect than the written speech because the audio speech showed the true emotion behind the words better than the written speech could. One example of the audio speech showing more emotion is the line “That’s why I leave this stage tonight even more optimistic about this country than I was when we started. This generation coming up — unselfish, helpful, creative, patriotic — I’ve seen you in every corner of the country.” This line shows how President Obama believes the future generations of this country will have many great characteristics, and that they will lead this country in a prosperous direction. Reading this line
The last option is surgical voice restoration which was introduced by Singer & Blom in 1980(Blom,1995) Not all patients are suitable for this however, It involves a tracheoesophageal speaking valve, a small fistula is surgically created through the tracheal wall into the oesophagus. A small, one way valve is inserted into the fistula and it allows air to be shunted from the trachea to the oesophagus and up through the pharyngo-oesophageal segment creating an acoustic wave form and voice. A longer flow of voice can be achieved as pulmonary air is used as the initiator for voice.