Voice Clinic

A woman holds her fingertips to her throat

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:Teacher addresses a classroom of students

  • 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.

Voice Clinic
Social Science Building SR-G21
The University of Newcastle
CALLAGHAN 2308

T 02 4921 7347
E voiceclinic@newcastle.edu.au

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.