voice disorders

We’re about making your voice heard again

  • Do you persistently clear your throat or cough?
  • Is your voice hoarse, husky or croaky? 
  • Do you have difficulty making yourself heard? 
  • Does your voice tire when you talk for a long period of time? 
  • Do you feel that talking is an effort or you are straining to talk? 

 

All of these can be symptoms of a voice problem. 

Seeing an experienced Speech Pathologist with skills and experience in voice therapy really does help.

So what does voice therapy involve?

Initially your voice will be assessed using objective instrumental measurements. The initial interview also includes a detailed history of your voice problem and symptoms. We evaluate your current voice use, needs and vocal capabilities. 

Then we can outline a comprehensive treatment program designed specifically for you to help your voice recover and make sure your voice continues to meet the needs of your lifestyle and work. 

You will be given advice on how your voice works, how to look after your voice and good voice care strategies. Specific voice exercises will be completed and practised during a treatment session and then home therapy given to make your improvement rapid.

Our Services

Communication

We can help you achieve your independence in communication and participate fully in conversations.

Swallowing Difficulties

Comprehensive assessment and a tailored management plan for swallowing problems to improve your quality of life and enjoyment of food and fluids.

Parkinson's disease

Do you have speech and voice changes from your Parkinson’s disease? Do you want to control saliva and your improve swallowing difficulties? Find out about proven and effective treatments.

Voice disorders

Brief sessions of voice therapy with an experienced therapist can make a significant difference to your voice quality and allow you to enjoy communicating again with a strong voice.

Traumatic brain injury

Following a brain injury, you may have experienced slurred speech, communication problems, cognitive (thinking) difficulties or challenges with social skills for home, community and work that are affecting your ability to return to your previous life.

Stroke

Word finding difficulties, unclear speech, reading, writing/spelling and the ability to express yourself can be improved with targeted therapy that is focused on your goals combined with the support of your family.

Contact us today to find out more about our speech pathology services on the Central Coast.​