Dr. Bastian explains laryngospasm with video of the larynx and a simulated attack. You will hear the types of noises often made by the person experiencing laryngospasm and see what the vocal folds are doing at the same time.
Laryngospasm is a sudden, often severe attack of difficulty breathing, typically lasting between 30 and 90 seconds. In this video, Dr. Bastian explains a simple procedure — straw breathing — that can be used by individuals suffering an attack.
Ingo Titze, showing the official “straw technique” for vocalists, demonstrating the easy technique that uses a simple straw for hard-working voices. Variations of the straw technique has roots in Northern Europe and has been used for several hundred years.