Voice and Swallowing Resources
We have all experienced problems with our voices, times when the voice is hoarse or when sound will not come out at all! Colds, allergies, bronchitis, exposure to irritants such as ammonia, or cheering for your favorite sports team can result in a loss of voice. Learn more about different types of voice disorders.
- Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement
- Spasmodic Dysphonia
- Frequently Asked Questions about Voice Therapy for Hoarseness
The mission of SIG 3 is to provide leadership and advocacy for issues in voice, to help ensure that delivery of service is provided by qualified individuals, and to acquaint clinicians and consumers with new developments. Issues, trends, and advances will be addressed from four perspectives (professional, clinical, educational, and scientific), and will cover the entire spectrum of voice perception and production, including vocal development and life span changes, and the continuum of voice production from disordered through superior performance. Focus will include pathophysiology of disorders, their assessment, management and treatment. In order to accomplish this mission, the Coordinating Committee has identified nine primary goals.
The National Center for Voice and Speech conducts research, educates vocologists, disseminates information about voice and speech, and provides referral services in order to help people around the world enjoy healthy and effective vocal communications.
In carrying forth its mission, the National Center for Voice and Speech strives to cultivate and develop positive and effective relationships; it provides leadership in making a compelling case for support and research on the human voice.
The Voice Foundation is the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice research, medicine, science, and education. The Voice Foundation is committed to enhancing the gift of vocal communication through:
- Research to advance the diagnosis and treatment of vocal problems, including non-surgical techniques;Sponsoring an annual, international symposium;
- Publishing and distributing professional and scientific publications and video teaching materials;
- Awarding research grants and fellowships;
- Publishing a member newsletter for the lay public;
- Disseminating information through the media to raise awareness of voice care.
The general idea underlying the World Voice Day is to demonstrate to the general public that Voice Matters. Each year a different theme is chosen. The strategy is to arrange a global celebration in terms of an impressive multitude of voice and vocal events in as many countries as possible, from New Zealand all the way to America and Hawaii. April 16, 2015: the motto is – VOICE, The Original Social Media.
Acoustical Society of America (ASA): asa.aip.org
American Laryngological Association: www.alahns.org
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS): www.entnet.org
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA): www.acda.org
Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO): www.aro.org
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: www.dystonia-foundation.org/
International Journal of Research in Choral Singing (IJRCS): www.choralresearch.org/
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc (NATS): www.nats.org
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): www.nidcd.nih.gov
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA): www.dysphonia.org
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Foundation: www.rrpf.org
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer: www.spohnc.org
The National Association for Music Education (MENC): www.menc.org
The Voice Problem Website: www.voiceproblem.org/
Voice Academy: www.voiceacademy.org
Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA): www.vasta.org