Vocal overuse can be caused by many things, including infection and psychological trauma, and voice-laden professions such as teaching are particularly affected.
The overarching term for voice disorders or problems is ‘dysphonia’ and losing your voice can be devastating. It can have a huge effect on your quality of life, including economic, social and emotional tolls, but most people don’t seek treatment as it is a highly under-diagnosed and under-treated disorder.
If you have a voice disorder and need support, the Australian Dysphonia Network is worth connecting with.
Our speech pathology and psychology clinic is located in Braddon, ACT. Call us on 5117 4890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
In Positive Health, Canberra. Nel MacBean Speech Pathologist Canberra. Campbell MacBean Psychologist Canberra.