Vox Cura is a group of voice care specialists led by Dr. Brian Hands, who has been working with professional voices for over forty years. Each person’s voice is a unique instrument. Deviations from the norm may result from any number of causes; physical or psychological; from pollution to a virus. Accurate diagnosis is essential in order to determine appropriate treatment.
At Vox Cura, diagnosis begins with a complete assessment of the voice, respiratory system and hearing. An advanced assessment of the vocal cords by videostroboscopy may follow. Once a problem is isolated, appropriate treatment can be developed.
As techniques for voice care have become more sophisticated, so has the need for a multi-disciplinary approach. Vox Cura offers a variety of services – medical, diagnostic, therapeutic and coaching resources.
Dr. Brian Hands has sought the finest medical training available, in both Canada and the U.S. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in his field of laryngology, and is a member of the Voice Foundation in the U.S.
Brian Hands’ life-long passion for the arts, combined with his medical practice as an ear, nose and throat specialist, has led to a growing practice among performing artists of all disciplines. He is voice consultant for the Canadian Opera Company, Mirvish Productions, The Stratford Festival and the major record labels. A bit of a renaissance man, Brian also holds a degree in landscape architecture and is author of Finding Your Voice: A Voice Doctor’s Holistic Guide for Voice Users, Teachers and Therapists.
B.A. Mus., M.Sc. S-LP, S-LP (C), Reg. CASLPO
Singing Voice Specialist
Alyssa is a Speech-Language Pathologist registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Ontario (CASLPO) and holds internationally recognized certification with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).
As a member of the Vox Cura multi-disciplinary team, Alyssa participates in the evaluation and treatment of voice. Both a Speech-Language Pathologist and Singing Voice Specialist, Alyssa fuses her understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the voice with her background in teaching and performing to bring a unique perspective of voice therapy as it relates to the singer, performer, and professional voice user. She stays current with voice research as a member of numerous voice-related professional associations and has advanced training in therapeutic techniques specific to voice and vocal injury.