April 16, 2015 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Montefiore Medical Center
Offers Free Vocal Screening On World Voice Day
Venue: Montefiore’s Hutchinson Campus
Address: 1250 Waters Place, 10th floor, Bronx, New York, 10461
More Than 20 percent of Adults Experience a Voice Problem in Their Lifetime
On April 16, in honor of World Voice Day, Montefiore Medical Center will host free vocal screenings. Participants will consult with a laryngologist and voice therapist to assess their vocal health and determine if any treatment or further evaluation is needed.
Otolaryngologists at Montefiore will join head and neck surgeons and other voice health professionals worldwide to recognize World Voice Day (WVD), a day to encourage people of all ages to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits.
This year’s theme is Voice, the original social media. While we may spend hours curating our social media presence, it is our vocal image that plays a large role in how others perceive us. Getting a vocal health evaluation is the first step towards protecting our future voice.
What: Montefiore Medical Center is offering free voice screenings.
Each appointment will consist of:
• A consultation with a laryngologist
• A consultation with a voice therapist
• A laryngoscopy
• A picture of the patient’s voice and information about vocal health
• An appointment to return for a full evaluation if needed
Why: More than one in five adults will experience voice problems in their lifetime, as will nearly 60 percent of heavy voice users including: teachers, clergy, singers, lawyers, receptionists, customer service reps, telemarketers, salespeople, and smokers. Montefiore Medical Center is encouraging people to take charge of their vocal health by attending the free vocal screening
Where: Montefiore’s Hutchinson Campus, 1250 Waters Place, 10th floor, Bronx, New York, 10461
When: Thursday, April 16 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Who: For a voice health screening appointment, please contact Christina Montanez at 718-920-8471
Media Contact: Arielle Sklar, Asklar@montefiore.org