With CU Help, People with Parkinson’s Disease Reclaim Their Voice
Bob Travis opens his mouth and says “aaaaaaaaah.” His voice sounds normal to him, the same one he used in professional life. But his voice as heard on a video recording is soft, slightly more than audible.
Bob has Parkinson’s disease, and, like about 90 percent of those struggling with the condition, he has trouble being heard. Literally.
So he has come to the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science at the University of Colorado for speech therapy. In jest, he said he’d come because his wife needed a hearing aid. In truth, though, he had noticed his vocal power fading.