When your voice is impacted, this affects your ability to express yourself with your family, friends, workmates and the community. Your voice is unique to you and the way you articulate your thoughts and convey your emotion.
A voice disorder present in a variety of ways, you may experience changes with pitch or volume, you may feel as if you need to push your voice or your voice fatigues over the day. This may affect your ability to work and lead to a chronic condition if it is not addressed. Voice disorders can make it challenging to be heard or understood, especially in noisy settings such as a café or in a group of people. Daily activities like chatting with your co-workers or ordering a coffee should be effortless conversations. However, if you have difficulties communicating, it can be frustrating, especially if you have to continually repeat yourself.
We are a group of qualified and experienced Speech Pathologists at Adult Speech Pathology ready to help you get your voice heard properly. If you have symptoms such as voice changes that have not improved, habitual coughing or throat clearing, a voice that fatigues over the day or discomfort in your throat, you most likely have a voice disorder that can be improved with voice therapy.
When you make an initial appointment with us, a thorough assessment will be undertaken to investigate the issues you are experiencing. Your voice will be evaluated using objective instrumental measurement then a thorough background history will be undertaken of how you use your voice currently and what demands are made on your voice.
A comprehensive treatment program will be developed that is specific for you. We will work with you to improve your voice so that you can once again, meet the needs of your work and lifestyle.
As part of your voice treatment, we show you how your voice works, how to take care of your voice and use good voice care strategies. During sessions we will practice and complete specific voice exercises. Continuing with the therapy program at home paves the way to a quick recovery. We will support you with this with handouts and videos to watch so you know you are doing the exercises correctly and making the most of your time.
Seeing our qualified and experienced Speech Pathologists at Adult Speech Pathology will make a significant difference to your voice.