The IAL will be sponsoring transportation to the U.S. side of Niagara Falls this year at the 2014 Annual Meeting and Voice Institute!! So be sure to plan for this and witness a true wonder of nature!! Click on the video below to see Niagara Falls as you have never seen it before!!
Old Time Rock and Roll
Tru Tone Tony Talmich - Old Time Rock N Roll
Tony Talmich sings Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" with his artificial larynx!
Painter and long-time VSC staff
member Dorothy Wiegner at work
A Special Fellowship for Visual Artists Touched by Cancer
Please help us spread the word about our Dorothy Wiegner Artist Fellowships. These three fellowships will provide 4-week VSC residencies to outstanding visual artists who are cancer survivors or whose lives have otherwise been directly touched by cancer.
The Dorothy Wiegner Artist Fellowships were established in 1997 by late VSC board chairs Barbara White and Diney Goldsmith in memory of their friend, a painter and long-time VSC staff member. The fellowships support artists whose lives...
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"The Laryngectomee Guide”
"The Laryngectomee Guide”
written by Itzhak Brook MD
Author: Itzhak Brook MD
"The Laryngectomee Guide” written by Itzhak Brook MD, a physician and a laryngecomee is available for free to all IAL members. Dr. Brook is a Professor of Medicine in Georgetown Uniersity and a board member of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.
The Guide provides practical information that assist laryngectomees and their caregivers in dealing with medical, dental and psychological issues. It contains information about the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; the methods of speaking; airway and stoma care, and voice prosthesis. In addition it addresses eating and swallowing issues, medical, dental and psychological concerns, respiration and anesthesia, and travelling as a laryngectomee.
To obtain the Guide click on http://tinyurl.com/buljbxr
A paperback and Kindle Edition are also available through http://dribrook.blogspot.com/
MEDICARE RULE FOR PURCHASING/DISTRIBUTING INDWELLING PROSTHESES – How is it impacting you?
I have asked for this message to be posted on behalf of myself, Jeff Searl (speech pathologists, University of Kansas Medical Center), and Meryl Kaufman (speech pathologist, Emory University). We are requesting your input to better understand how the current Medicare rules for purchasing and distributing indwelling voice prostheses have affected both patients and providers. The data will be analyzed and presented in an anonymous fashion at the upcoming American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention in Chicago, IL.