Leda Scearce, CCC-SLP, MM, MS Leda Scearce, CCC-SLP, MM, MS

Leda Scearce, CCC-SLP, MM, MS

Speech Pathologist

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919-862-5730 Office number
919-862-5733
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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ABOUT ME

Voice has been a lifelong passion for me. After years of performing as a professional opera singer across the country and teaching voice at five universities, I returned to school to pursue a career in speech-language pathology. Now I combine my singing and clinical backgrounds to work with singers and other performers who have voice injuries. My interest in voice has also led me to become active in leadership in a number of national and international voice-related organizations, and I frequently present on the topic of the singing voice at many national and international conferences. Voice is such an important part of identity for everyone, but especially for singers, for whom a voice problem can be a crisis. It’s very important to me to recognize the individual needs of each patient, and to personalize their therapy experience accordingly. I feel it is a great privilege to be able to use all my experience as a singer, voice teacher and speech pathologist in a way that helps people, and this makes my work at Duke Voice Care Center incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University (Massachusetts), 2004
Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Indiana University, 1988
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Indiana University, 1986
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I enjoy studying how the singing voice works, especially how vocal technique is different for various styles of singing and across the lifespan. I also study the ways different types of voice disorders affect the singing voice, and have written a textbook on singing voice rehabilitation called Manual of Singing Voice Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach to Vocal Health and Wellness. I use the information from my research to customize treatment plans and vocal exercises for my singing patients. I collaborate with my physician and speech-pathology colleagues to provide evidence that will lead to best practices and improved patient outcomes.

PUBLICATIONS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.