Do you experience...
- Tension, strain or discomfort when speaking?
- Constant need to clear your throat?
- Persistent or dry cough?
- Lack of voice power?
- Loss of voice?
- Deterioration of your voice over the day?
- Breaks or sudden pitch changes in your voice?
If you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may have a voice disorder.
What can be done?
There are many things that can be done to reduce the chance of developing a problem with your voice.
You can maintain good vocal hygiene by:
drinking plenty of water
reducing caffeine intake
avoiding yelling and straining
using microphone and FM systems
resting your voice when possible
The speech pathologist can:
- Take a detailed case history
- Conduct voice assessments that will help to determine the cause of your voice problem
- Make recommendations based on assessment results and evidence based practice
- Provide therapy to alleviate symptoms
How to make an appointment?
If you think you may have a voice problem and feel you may benefit from a voice assessment and voice therapy, please contact the University of Newcastle Voice Clinic.
Social Science Building SR-G21
The University of Newcastle
T 02 4921 7347
F 02 4921 7386