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Thomas Moors: How Singing Makes a Difference after Losing the Voice

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Can you really sing without a voice? Thomas Moors shares his wealth of experience during Singing Brussels.

Nothing is impossible! This seems to be Thomas Moors’ motto. For several years, the Belgian doctor and musician has observed the benefits of singing in people whose voice box was removed and lost their voices. His unique project, Shout at Cancer, brings together medicine, science, technology and the arts to build resilience in patients and raise awareness of this little-known subject. Can you really sing without a voice? Thomas Moors shares his wealth of experience during Singing Brussels.

The talk will be livestreamed on this page on 26 May at 12:00. The video will remain available on YouTube after this livestream.

Belgian doctor and musician Thomas Moors lives in London, where he founded the Shout at Cancer choir in 2015. His project is based on a singing technique for speech recovery, and promotes social inclusion for people who have had a laryngectomy as a result of throat cancer. Thomas Moors is currently working on a thesis on the integration of art into health care for the IPEM Research Centre at Ghent University. He has received several awards for his work and Shout at Cancer has recently been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021 (the British equivalent of the Order of Leopold).

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