I am the director of the Professional Voice Care Center, located in Hicksville, NY. As a licensed speech pathologist, vocologist, speech trainer, and singing specialist since 1981, I’ve trained thousands of performers, executives, teachers, attorneys, sales reps, and other professionals to achieve excellent speaking and/or singing voices and eliminate voice/speech problems and pathologies.
I have a special interest and expertise in professional voice care, and have lectured extensively for hospital otolaryngology departments, voice and speech symposia, corporations, performing groups, and continuing education programs. I’ve appeared on television and radio shows devoted to voice care and accent reduction, authored a book chapter on voice care for performers, and wrote a journal article on voice care for fitness instructors. I recently hosted a live online series entitled “Tune In to Tune Up”, which dealt with voice care issues for speakers and singers.
I am certified by, and a member of, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and I hold New York State and California Licenses in Speech Pathology. I’m a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), as well as Long Island and New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Associations.
Karen Sussman is an exceptional voice therapist, one that I have been privileged to form a great professional relationship with over the last few years. I refer many of my voice patients to her, and she has consistently and tirelessly provided quality voice care to even my most challenging patients. She delivers sound, effective, and up to date voice therapy and has an excellent demeanor and personality that patients love as well! My practice has greatly benefitted from our collaborations.
Karen Sussman is my go to for professional voice patients who need expert voice therapy. She is knowledgeable, relatable, and effective. My patients have repeatedly benefited from her expertise and empathy. Voice therapy is as much an art as it is a science – Karen has mastered it all. As a physician caring for professional and avocational patients with voice disorders, Karen is my top choice.
I have known Karen ,professionally and personally, for more than 30 years. We first worked together as part of a building support team for a school district on Long Island.
We continued to work together as part of a consulting team for individuals who were professional voice users. In addition, we have shared private practice patients over the years.
I have always found Karen’s skills in speech and language interventions, voice therapy and signing training to be based upon the most current research and the most ethical professional practices. When I have patients who are experiencing speech, language or voice problems I will only refer them to Karen.