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
- reducing smoking
- 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. An Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) or a Respiratory review is required before therapy can be commenced.
Social Science Building SR-G21
The University of Newcastle
T 02 4921 7347
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