Voice Problems

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Voice problems

Voice problems can range from mild to severe and can have many different causes. Sound which is produced in the voice box does not sound as it should and is abnormal in quality, pitch or volume. Voice can either be rough and harsh or breathy and quiet, sufferers will often notice their voice get worse as the day goes on. Speaking will become difficult and muscles can become tense in the neck.

What is a voice problem?

A voice problem is when someone has difficulties producing sound in the voice box. The voice may sound abnormal in pitch, volume or quality.

What causes voice problems?

There are many different causes of voice problems and they range from mild to severe cases. Below is a list of the most common causes:

  • Larynx inflammation
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Thyroid gland-underactive
  • Trauma to the neck or surgery
  • Nerve damage in the larynx
  • Reinke's oedema-larynx
  • Stress and illness
  • Certain working environments; for example teaching and singing

What, caused by voice problems can speech and language therapy help with?

Speech and language therapy can help with problems associated with voice, the following areas will be improved:

By working on these areas, a client may develop coping strategies to overcome voice problems and improve the fluency and clarity of speech. Psychological factors can also be taken into consideration when devising a Speech and Language Therapy plan.

How does speech and language therapy help with voice problems?

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.

Benefits of speech and language therapy include:

What would speech and language therapy treatment for voice problems involve?

Speech and language therapy may include one or all of the following:

Specific treatment for voice problems and problems associated with voice include:

An initial assessment will be carried out by one of our Speech and Language Therapists. This will highlight any worries and difficulties concerning communication, speech and swallowing. An initial assessment will also provide a chance for you to share any concerns you may have, and allow you to discuss what you would like to work on and improve.

How do I arrange a speech and language therapy assessment for a Voice Problem?

To arrange a speech and language therapy assessment for someone with a voice problem, please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.


Voice problems can be improved with Speech and language therapy. Vocal fold damage is usually to blame; however there are many other causes, ranging from mild to severe. Certain working environments will make a person more susceptible to voice problems for example, teachers and singers. Good vocal technique can prevent problems arising if this is the case. For a speech and language therapy appointment please call 0330 0885 643.

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