Voice and Swallowing Resources

Recommended Websites

American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

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.

American Speech Language and Hearing Association Special Interest Group 3

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

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

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:

World Voice Day

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