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09 April 2008
Emory Voice Center Hosts Vocal Health Seminar April 16
In celebration of this year's World Voice Day on April 16, the Emory Voice Center will host a seminar on vocal health. World Voice Day is a day to raise public awareness about the importance of the voice and the need for preventive care.

This event is an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of a healthy voice and treatments for some of the most common voice problems and disorders. Specialty physicians trained in caring for the voice and speech language pathologists will also demonstrate speaking and singing techniques to keep the voice healthy.

"We take the health of our voice for granted until there is a problem," says Michael Johns, III, MD, director of the Emory Voice Center at Emory Crawford Long Hospital. "In a society so dependent on verbal communications, a person's career, livelihood and social life can all depend upon a reliable voice. World Voice Day is a good time to raise voice awareness and awareness of the need for research in this growing field."

The educational evening will also include a live performance by R&B singer and songwriter Faye Raye. Participants can then take part in a singing voice-therapy master class.

Physicians and speech language pathologists will offer a question and answer session at the end of the event.

Details for the seminar are as follows:

What: Vocal Health Seminar hosted by the Emory Voice Center

When: Wednesday, April 16
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Emory Crawford Long Hospital
Glenn Building Auditorium
550 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(The Glenn Building is located beside the Medical Office Tower and adjoins the hospital?s main parking deck.)

Tickets: $20 each (Proceeds will support the Emory Voice Center's educational and research efforts. Cash or check only, please.)

To register, please call 404-778-7777 by April 15 or visit http://www.emoryhealthcare.org.

The Emory Voice Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders, offering the latest innovations in voice therapies and effective management options for all conditions that afflict the voice. Located at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Midtown, the center's multidisciplinary staff includes physicians that specialize in laryngology, licensed speech language pathologists and singing voice specialists.

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