What are voice disorders?

Disorders of the voice may occur along with disease, neurological conditions or as the result of how a person uses their voice. A voice disorder can result in ineffective communication across the spectrum of life activities (e.g., talking on the phone, singing, working). Voice therapy’s focus is on improving the quality, loudness and pitch of an individual’s voice. This can often return a voice to an individual who has lost it, reduce tension to allow for ease for voice use for a profession and change behavior to assist in the healing process of a vocal lesion.