About Vox Cura

About Vox Cura

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.

The Team


Dr. Brian Hands

Brian Hands,
M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)

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.



Alyssa McCarthy,
B.A. Mus., M.Sc. S-LP, S-LP (C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist
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.