Voice

What is the voice clinic?

The Voice Clinic provides an individualised program of voice and communication training for adults and children with a range of voice difficulties. World leading researchers, skilled voice clinicians and final year speech pathology students support this service.

Who can be affected?

Anyone, irrespective of age or gender, can be affected by a voice disorder, however people who are required to use their voice as one of the main components of their profession are more susceptible, particularly if care is not taken.

How is voice treated?

We provide both preventative and rehabilitative services for people with voice disorders. We also provide voice training for individuals whose voice does not match their gender identity.

The origin of the voice disorder will determine whether the treatment will be voice therapy with a speech pathologist and/or referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a combination of these.

Treatment in the voice clinic will involve a voice exercise program, education about how you use your voice, and advice on possible medical interventions such as surgery and medication.

Services provided by the voice clinic

  • Voice care presentations, screenings and a diagnostic service for professional voice users
  • Voice assessment using specialised computer software for people who are concerned about their voice
  • Voice therapy for the treatment of voice disorders and post surgical voice rehabilitation
  • Voice modification for individuals diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria
  • Voice modification for individuals whose voice does not match their gender identity.

Most voice sessions are scheduled weekly although this can vary according to individual needs.

Voice clinic brochures

General voice services

Trans and gender diverse services

Application forms

Please complete and return the following application forms.  These forms must be completed before a referral will be processed.

If any assistance is required to complete these forms, please call clinic reception on (03) 9479 1921 or email communication.clinic@latrobe.edu.au to request assistance.

Fees

As of 01st January 2018, as a result of funding from the Monash Gender Clinic, there will continue to be no fees for assessment or training sessions in the Trans and Gender Diverse Voice Clinic.

However - providing a 24 hour notice of cancellations is required - Failure to attend a session without notice or cancelling with less than 24 hours' notice will incur a $10 cancellation charge.

Fees apply for all other clinics.  Contact the clinic for further information.

Other important information

How is Voice Produced

Information on respiration, phonation and resonance.