Voice problems include weak, husky, rough, squeaky, unpredictable, sore or otherwise uncomfortable voice in everyday use. They may be a sign of underlying pathology of the vocal cords. Problems with the speaking or singing voice can greatly impact the ability to complete a range of everyday tasks. For children, being able to use their voice effectively is important for both play and schoolwork. Depending on their interests, adolescents with voice problems may experience significant difficulties as a result of an inefficient voice.
Consultations for voice problems with a speech pathologist can help to identify the symptoms and possible causes of a range of voice problems. Once identified speech pathologists can provide specialised training to solve and prevent future voice problems.