Your Voice is Your Identity. It not only conveys your message – it can say a great deal about you. It is a fact that people make judgments based on the way you communicate. Your professional success depends a lot on your speaking skills.
However, voice disorders can affect anyone, more so in voice professionals like teachers, lawyers, singers, actors, radio jockeys, news anchors, and marketing personnel. Such disorders are also common in children and elderly people who face problems in speech or patients whose voice is affected due to any pathology or during the course of treatment for certain cancers.
What are voice disorders?
Voice disorders can be broadly divided into improper usage/habitual or pathological conditions. They are most of the times complimentary to each other.
What is a voice clinic?
The Voice Lab/Clinic represents a dedicated centre that uniquely serves people suffering from voice disorders, with special focus on the professional voice users. It offers a team approach in evaluating and treating problems related to voice and the physical structures that produce it, which include the mouth, nose, throat and voice box or larynx.
Improved Quality of Voice
Identification and Early Management of Benign Lesions
What is the technology used?
Symptoms of a voice problem like hoarseness, whispering, vocal tiredness, pain, roughness and discomfort while talking or singing, loss of singing control and effort/strain are a cause ofconcern. As these problems are potentially serious and their causes cannot be determined simply by the way they sound, a comprehensive laryngoscopic examination with scientific acoustical analysis is performed. These disorders could be something relatively mundane or could be as serious as laryngeal cancer. Prompt attention is offered to the person experiencing difficulty by voice disorder specialists.
Diagnosis is made by examination and special endoscopic techniques like videostroboscopy and voice analysis software. They are useful, later in the course of treatment, to monitor the progress of the therapy.
Who are the specialists involved?
ENT specialists, speech pathologists and a voice coach provide primary services, in conjunction with several other medical disciplines to treat voice disorders. Experts from neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, plastic surgery, dentistry, endocrinology, allergology, pulmonary medicine and clinical psychology/psychiatry also form an integral part of the team.
The Voice Lab/Clinic specialists perform a physical exam and specialised tests to determine the nature and extent of the problem with documentation and feedback of the recording that provides an explanation of the problem.
How are these voice problems taken care of?
Most voice problems are managed successfully without surgery, through behavioural change and medical care. Specialised techniques that reduce tissue harm and promote faster healing are offered by our trained surgeons for the surgical cases.
Habitual voice abuse is managed by conservative means, anti-reflux measures, vocal hygiene and voice therapy. Pathological conditions like cysts, nodules, polyps, tumours, neoplasms, etc., require surgical intervention by microlarygoscopic technique. Apart from injection techniques, other methods like Laser assisted procedures, and rarely, open surgical procedures like thyroplasty/arytenoid adduction are also performed.
The Voice Lab/Clinic includes recognised experts from Speech Language Pathology and Laryngology, who uniquely focus on professional voice users. With professional recording software and an inbuilt state-of–the-art digital recording studio we help to develop individual training modules for them.
What is voice and speech training?
Our Voice and Speech Training program can help you to speak with greater authority and vocal presence, better voice projection including overcoming the accent barrier and improved articulation.
We offer the service with confidential and no-obligation advice. Training is offered on a one-to-one basis and sometimes in a closed group. However, Voice and Speech Training is tailored very specifically to each client and therefore we only accept closed groups in very special cases.
What programs do we offer?
Voice training at our voice lab offers a wide range of therapeutic training options with a scientific approach to help aspiring voice over artists gain confidence during use of their voice.
We also offer a range of voice training courses for
Regular voice lessons or voice therapy
Voice over workshops and voice improvement classes
Recording and scientific analysis of the voice in a studio allows the user to correct their voice. We help the professional voice user in creating his/her own CD to connect with the industry, thus improving the chances of obtaining paid work.
Who can enroll?
Voice and Speech Training is for anyone who wants to be a successful communicator. People from a wide range of professions like Executives, Politicians, Lawyers, Sales Personnel, Consultants, Doctors, Academics, Call Centre Staff, Narrators, Radio and Television Host, Voice Over Artists, Singers and Actors can opt for this program.
What does the program involve?
Voice and Speech Training teaches you new sound and speech habits. A typical session involves working on your breathing and posture, mouth musculature, various tongue positions while speaking, ability to reproduce the correct sounds in communication discourses and maintenance of fluency.
The above is achieved through relaxation exercises, vocal and articulation drills and work-outs. We pay attention not only to the accent, but also to the rhythm, stress and intonation patterns involving posture and body language.
Who will be the trainer?
All voice training lessons during your voice course are taught by a Qualified Professional Voice Coach, Professional Accent Therapists and a Clinical Psychologist, who are experienced in teaching public speaking and voice over for beginners as well as for semi-professional voice over artists and professionals. They have hundreds of hours of voice training experience, working with clients from numerous countries throughout Asia, South Africa and Asia Pacific.
What are the benefits from this program?
Customised Voice and Speech Training will help you
Speak with greater clarity
Understand the power and potential of your voice
Extend your vocal range
Enhance your presentation and public speaking skills
Communicate more effectively
It is a fact that people judge you by the way you communicate. Also, your professional success depends on your speaking skills. Here’s your chance to find your true voice and make an audible mark.
Other services we offer
Dynamic Voice Evaluation with a Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscope
Computerised & Scientific Acoustic Analysis of Voice
Vocal Hygiene or Vocal Health Maintenance
Correction of Faulty Use of Voice
Voice Care Programs for Different Voice Disorders
Voice Care for Children & Teenagers
Restoration of Damaged and Injured Voices
Medical Treatment of Voice Disorders
Phonosurgery or Voice Surgery
Training to Improve the Voice Projection
Stress Management Strategies to Improve Performance
Psychological Rehabilitation After Vocal Injury or Voice Problem
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