50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice
A Singer's Guide to a Short Career
Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A, F.A.C.S., Mary J. Hawkshaw, R.N., B.S.N., CORLN, Jaime Eaglin Moore, M.D., Amy L. Rutt, D.O.
Abuse it, you lose it!
Here is the second edition of the bestselling guide to ruining your voice - and your career prospects. In 50 succinct chapters, you'll find practical guidance on how you risk damage to your performing and professional voice - even if you're not a singer.
This new edition has been fully revised and updated; incorporates new materials - from vaping to virtual teaching; features expanded commentaries on a range of topic areas - from choosing the wrong doctor or speech pathologist, through medical issues with asthma and reflux; and addresses behaviorally-based problems like singing and playing a wind instrument, denying a voice problem... and not following your doctor's advice!
Follow the expert advice from Opera Singer and Conductor, and world-leading Laryngologist, Dr Robert T Sataloff and his esteemed colleagues as they help you avoid a short vocal career.
About the Authors
Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS is Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties, Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Sataloff is Director of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, and Director of Otolaryngology Education at Lankenau Medical Center. He also holds Adjunct Professorships in the Departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and he is on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He serves as Conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir. Dr. Sataloff is also a professional singer and singing teacher. He holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Music Theory and Composition; graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from Combs College of Music; and he completed Residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is Chair of the Boards of Directors of the Voice Foundation and of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He also has served as Chair of the Board of Governors of Graduate Hospital; President of the American Laryngological Association, the International Association of Phonosurgery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and The American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology, and in numerous other leadership positions. Dr. Sataloff is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Voice; Editor Emeritus of Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; Associate Editor of the Journal of Singing; on the Editorial Board of Medical Problems of Performing Artists and is an editorial reviewer for numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written over 1,000 publications including 72 books, and he has been awarded more than $5 million in research funding. His H-index is 44 (as of January 2023). He has invented more than 75 laryngeal microsurgical instruments distributed currently by Integra Medical, ossicular replacement prostheses produced by Grace Medical, and a novel laryngeal prosthesis (patent pending). He holds a patent on a unique thyroplasty implant. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and to otology/neurotology/skull base surgery. Dr. Sataloff has developed numerous novel surgical procedures including total temporal bone resection for formerly untreatable skull base malignancy, laryngeal microflap and mini-microflap procedures, vocal fold lipoinjection, vocal fold lipoimplantation, and others. Dr. Sataloff is recognized as one of the founders of the field of voice, having written the first modern comprehensive article on care of singers, and the first chapter and book on care of the professional voice, as well as having influenced the evolution of the field through his own efforts and through the Voice Foundation for over 4 decades. Dr. Sataloff has been recognized by Best Doctors in America (Woodward White Athens) every year since 1992, Philadelphia Magazine since 1997, and Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors" since 2002.
Mary J. Hawkshaw, B.S.N., R.N., CORLN is Research Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Initiatives in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. She has been associated with Dr. Robert Sataloff, Philadelphia Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and the American Institute for Voice & Ear Research (AIVER) since 1986. Ms. Hawkshaw graduated from Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In addition to her specialized clinical activities, she has been involved extensively in research and teaching. She mentors medical students, residents, and laryngology fellows, and has been involved in teaching research, writing and editing for over three decades. In collaboration with Dr. Sataloff, she has co-authored 185 articles, 108 book chapters, and 20 textbooks. She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of AIVER since 1988 and was named Executive Director of AIVER in January 2000. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation since 1990. Ms. Hawkshaw has been an active member of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head - Neck Nurses since 1998. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her extensive contributions to care of the professional voice.
Jaime Eaglin Moore, M.D. is an otolaryngologist and laryngologist. Dr. Moore is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Moore received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and she completed a residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She was a fellow in laryngology and care of the professional voice at the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. Author of numerous publications and on the editorial board for the Ear, Nose and Throat Journal and the Journal of Voice, Dr. Moore is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Amy L. Rutt, D.O. is an Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rutt attended King's College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Physician's Assistant degree. She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr Rutt completed her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency at the Detroit Medical Center in affiliation with Michigan State University. She then completed an internationally renowned fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at the prestigious American Institute for Voice and Ear Research in Philadelphia, in affiliation with Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr Rutt will be practicing Laryngology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.