2016 LOUD Crowd Performance video

The LOUD Crowd®

Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, each patient enters the maintenance phase of Parkinson Voice Project's two-part therapy program. Since Parkinson’s is a progressive, degenerative condition, maintaining the strength of one’s voice can be a challenge. People with Parkinson's often struggle with motivation as a result of the lack of dopamine in the brain.

In 1999, Parkinson Voice Project’s founder developed The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of speech therapy groups and a singing program to help patients maintain the strength of their voices. The LOUD Crowd® provides ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support, and encouragement. By participating in LOUD Crowd®, patients have been shown to maintain their SPEAK OUT!® results for more than five years and counting.