Humans' ability to communicate using the vibrations of two tiny vocal folds is one of our most unique abilities. Our voices define so much of our personalities and in turn tell others a great deal about us. As such, vocal change impacts much more than just the sound a person makes. Voice therapy aims to restore a person's ability to use the voice they feel defines them.
When should I see a Speech-Language Pathologist?
lose my voice regularly
have experienced a change in the sound of my voice (e.g., lower pitch, more or less breathy, more or less raspy)
feel like talking takes a lot of effort
want to change the way my voice sounds (e.g., lighter, higher, darker, deeper)
have been diagnosed with a vocal pathology and recommended to seek therapy
frequently loses their voice
has a raspy, breathy or harsh quality to their voice
often complains of a sore voice
wants to make a change to their voice
has been diagnosed with a vocal pathology and recommended to seek therapy
*Before starting any voice therapy program, an evaluation by an Otolaryngologist (ENT) is strongly recommended.