People with voice problems

Voice Therapy

For people with voice problems

We can take our voice for granted until we experience a problem. This could be strain, weakness, hoarseness, a voice which does not last the day, or a change in how you sound. While this may just be a brief glitch, if you find that your voice is not getting better, or you keep on experiencing recurring problems, don’t ignore this…get it looked into. The first step is to go to an Ear Nose and Throat Consultant (ENT). An ENT looks down your throat to see if there is anything physical affecting your voice, such as vocal nodules (singer’s nodules). Once you have done this, then contact me to arrange an appointment.

Who gets voice problems?

While many people can have voice problems for no reason, certain groups can be more at risk of voice problems because of the nature of what they do. Professional voice users, i.e. people who rely on their voice for their work, are at increased risk of voice problems because they place high demands in the course of their work. I frequently work with professional voice users such as teachers, public speakers, and singers in addressing voice issues that they are experiencing.

Individual voice therapy

Assessment: The starting point for voice work is an assessment. This involves:

  • An assessment of your voice and how you use it when speaking (and singing, if you are a singer)
  • A discussion to explore factors which may be contributing to your voice problem
  • Advice sheets regarding voice care
  • Following the session, I send on a short report identifying the main factors which are helping and hindering your voice health

Speech & Language Therapy Services

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