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UPMC Voice Center Takes Steps to Conserve A Variety of Voices

Dara Bailey

The UPMC Voice Center is a unique place in Pittsburgh for more than just vocalists. They often work with those who, knowingly or not, use their voice on a regular basis and are susceptible to injury; teachers, clergy, even people in customer service.

The center's mission is to prevent injury and rehabilitate patients through therapy and cutting edge research. Dr. Jackie Gartner-Schmidt, Director of Speech Language Pathology, and patient Karl Bailey of the Homestead Waterfront Dueling Piano Bar, Sing Sing join us to talk about what it takes to conserve one's voice into old age.

This Saturday, the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh will be holding a gala to benefit the UPMC Voice Center. You can find more information here, or email Kathy Troy at katherine@eyeandear.org