In this video, Morton Cooper spends about 14 minutes speaking on "Saving Health" at the 30th Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.
About Morton Cooper
MORTON COOPER, Ph.D., nationally acclaimed Voice and Speech Pathologist, has a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from Indiana University, a Ph.D. from UCLA and also studied at Stanford University. He has been the Director of the Voice and Speech Clinic at UCLA Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Head and Neck Division at UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Cooper has been in the field of voice and speech rehabilitation for over 40 years. He is the author of Change Your Voice, Change Your Life, Stop Committing Voice Suicide, Winning With Your Voice and the widely acclaimed textbook, Modern Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation and is Co-Editor of Approaches to Vocal Rehabilitation.
Since 1985, he has presented a weekly cable TV program in the areas of voice and speech and he has been a Consultant and regular speaker at the Pritikin Longevity Center. He has presented seminars and/or papers at major conventions and medical presentations. Dr. Cooper has appeared on numerous television talk shows including: Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Maury, Sally, Larry King, Charlie Rose, Regis Philbin, and CNN and has been on 24 of the top 25 radio stations in the United States.
Dr. Cooper has been known as Voice Coach of the Stars. Celebrities who have benefited from Dr. Cooper’s expertise include: Anne Bancroft, Lucille Ball, Diahann Carroll, Richard Crenna, Kirk Douglas, Werner Erhard, Henry Fonda, Sally Kellerman, Cheryl Ladd, Joan Rivers, Oral Roberts, Phil Silvers, Norton Simon and Dennis Weaver, among others. He has helped over 20,000 people in all walks of life.
Lee Edward Travis, Ph.D., a Founder and Past-President of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, describes Dr. Cooper as “The best in the business.”
He may be contacted by phone 310-208-6047, fax 310-207-6769, e-mail [email protected] and website www.voice-doctor.com.
To Charlotte, Garrison had a very important message to tell you about cancer. I have a message to tell you about your voice.
The fascinating aspect is the odyssey I have had over the years to find that local full misuse can lead to cancer.
The vocal chords. There is much literature involving this, but few people realize that if you misuse your voice, you can wind up with vocal for cancer.
Chevallier Jackson in 1939, one of the leading ear, nose and throat doctors in the country mentioned the fact that cancer on the vocal chords is at the anterior third of the vocal chords with benign growth such as node's polyps, contact ulcers, rather contact doses of the posterior. But the anterior third is Nojin polyps, which is quite frequent. And there is another aspect of vocal fault cancer. It moves from one state to another in a tired voice, Doctor. They tell me I've seen approximately 20000 people over the past 40 years.
And the interesting aspect is they tell the same story. They have a variation on the story. But the same story. I found it.
My voice was tiring. I did it happen gradually or was it? It was gradual or the other variation as well.
I had a cold and. Oh, forced lose. I tried to talk, but it would go about. How long did you force your voice? Well, at first I was just a little.
And then I heard a voice at more. How old are you? I'm 35 years old.
Sounds like he has a geriatric voice. The geriatric voice is caused by misuse and abuse. You understand? Boy, if I went wrong and Walter Brennan's voice was a character voice, he did not speak like that. But many in this country do. We lose our voice because we fail to realize that the speaking voice can be very dangerous if misused. It can get you heard, liked and listened to.
It can make friends. Can I help you to promotions?
And I also can help you to lose your voice because you want to impress in the culture that says Talk sexy and talk deep.
My name is Moore Cooper.
And when I went to college, I had, to all intents and college professors told me, talk like this.
Well, I used to talk like that because I came off the streets of New York and I went to college and I had no awareness of voice. So when they finished with me, I talk like this. Hi, I'm Maude Cooper.
The women loved the voice. The problem was I only could last five minutes.
Eventually, I wound up seeing