“Maybe we have more in common than we ever thought.”
“Interviews on Voice Matters,” Nov. 24, 2015
In a recent interview with Dr. Ingo Titze, Director of the National Center for Voice and Speech, we discussed a wide array of subjects. My favorite part of the interview revealed an idea worthy of it’s own post.
What is the greatest value of science, especially as it pertains to the voice?
Dr. Titze explains:
Liz: What are your dreams for the future of vocology?
Dr. Titze: Well the first thing that I see happening is that the science, even though it’s designed to present facts and give information, I think it’s greater value is bringing together people from different camps of voice training that were very suspicious of each other and hardly talked to each other before. Because now they can both say, “well, science helps me figure out what I do, but it also helps me figure out what the other person does. And maybe we have more in common than we ever thought.“
Thank you, Dr. Titze, for helping pioneer the field of Vocology. The world is a better place because of your work and spirit. And maybe we will find, over time, we all have more in common than we ever thought – both as voice professionals and human beings.
Below is a full version of the interview, and below that, a listing of the subjects covered in chronological order. I hope you gain inspiration and insight from Dr. Titze’s story and his vision for the future of voice science.