A voice problem is any problem affecting the production of an individual’s voice from what is considered ‘normal’ for their age and sex. Voice problems can range from mild to severe and can have many different causes. A voice problem can affect the quality, pitch or volume of an individual’s voice.
Common symptoms of voice problems include the voice sounding rough, harsh, breathy or quiet. Individuals with voice problems may also notice their voice problems getting worse over the day. Voice problems will often affect an individual’s ability to communicate effectively.
Voice problems can affect an individual’s ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including the home, social and work environments. Our speech and language therapists provide individualised treatment programmes for individuals with voice problems, which will be tailored to their specific needs and abilities.
Speech and language therapy can be extremely beneficial for an individual with voice problems. Speech and language therapy can improve a client’s communication skills and help them to develop coping strategies and management of their voice problem. This may result in a client becoming more confident and therefore more fluent and clear in their production of speech.
See below for the different types of voice problems we treat at SLT UK.