This is Steven M. Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center:
‘A lot of what’s considered aging isn’t really aging when it comes to voices. It’s long-term trauma. If someone has used their voice a lot, their vocal cords stiffen. We are working on materials — we just received our second patent — for synthetic materials we can put in the vocal cords to make them soft. It will be just as important what you put into a vocal cord as what you remove, and that’s the future within the next three to five years.’
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