Speechless No More

Type: Books
Price: $15.00


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Speechless No More: A Life Transformed by Voice Disorder is a memoir by Dot Sowerby about her struggles with a voice disorder that rendered her speech tremulous and broken. It is a lesson in courage and persistence during a time when the medical profession was just beginning to understand the neurological basis of spasmodic dysphonia. Dot’s story, like so many, is about maneuvering an obstacle course of faulty diagnoses and self-doubt before she came to understand the source of her condition. Both distressing and inspiring, her quest to find answers to the cause of her voice condition and find a treatment for it is told with honesty and spirit. This new edition of Speechless covers the next twenty years of Dot’s life and twenty more years of progress in the treatment of spasmodic dysphonia, thanks in part to the passion and energy of all our friends and colleagues who work tirelessly to support the work of Dysphonia International.

From the Author Dot Sowerby: 

I hope this book will mean something to you as it means a lot to me. I guess every person struggles with something in their life, but spasmodic dysphonia is no small thing. I’m pleased that I didn’t let it get me down. Well, sometimes it did get me down. But I have had a wonderful life so far and I’m looking forward to a lot more fun in the years ahead.

I feel like all of us in the Dysphonia International community are family. We share so many of the same struggles. I would say this to you: Find things other than speaking that help you shine—whether that’s running in a race or sharing with your grandchildren or packing up lunches for the homeless or smiling at the handsome gentleman at the next table in the coffee shop. Life is too short to miss out on the things that give you pleasure or the things that help other people.

Remember, you are never too old and don’t EVER give up!

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