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Voice Therapy

Voice Therapy is available at Auckland City Hospital Outpatient Clinic on Level 6 of the Support Building.
 
Clinic hours: Monday to Friday: 7.30 am - 4.00 pm
 
Referrals can be made directly to the Clinic and should be made in writing to:
 
Voice Therapy Clinic
Outpatients
Level 6 Support Building
Auckland City Hospital
 
Speech and Language Therapists:
            Jeanette Gillibrand
            Esther Ong
 
All patients with voice problems need to be assessed first by a laryngologist. The gold standard assessment for a patient with persistent voice problems should be through stroboscopy which is available at Auckland City Hospital.
 
Voice Therapy focuses on the optimal management of voice disorders either through the services of the speech language therapist alone or jointly with the laryngologist when medical intervention is also appropriate.
 
Voice therapy is effectively the use of procedures that enable a particular patient to relieve problems and develop a satisfactory voice. Therapy is an individualised process. Simply telling the patient to “rest the voice” can be totally inadequate and indeed in some cases totally inappropriate. Avoiding laryngeal irritants and the use of steam inhalations may be useful.
 
Voice disorders can reflect: 
  • structural problems
  • neurological (nerve) problems
  • hyperfunction, which can occur with or without mucosal (airway lining) changes
 
Changes in voice quality can be described as rough, breathy, weak, strained, inappropriate pitch, inappropriate volume, inappropriate resonance.

Location Information

Contact Details

Phone (09) 367 0000

Patient enquiries:  (09) 375 4300

Known extension/pager:  (09) 307 4949

Admission & Planning Unit:  Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

Acute Referrals Service:  (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries: (09) 638 0400

Mental Health Services

24 Hour Crisis Line:  0800 800717

GP / External Specialist Help Desk: (09) 307 2800

Street Address

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

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