Voice Therapy, like physical therapy, relies on the patient as the most important participant in returning the voice to its highest functional level. The therapist directs the program, but it is only successful if the patient is motivated to change, understands the changes to be made and is compliant with the voice therapy program until the desired results are achieved.
At VOX CURA, voice therapy is typically required twice a week for the first few weeks to establish the behavioural change needed to correct the voice disorder. Common voice disorders such as vocal nodules or muscle tension dysphonia are generally treated in 10 to 14 sessions over a 6 to 12-week period with a very high success rate.
In the beginning, the new voice may feel different or unusual. This is true with many new things (e.g., new shoes, new golf swing). However, with combined efforts of our Voice Clinician, and you, the patient, improved voice quality and function can be successfully achieved. These successes are then integrated into the way you speak without having to consciously think about the voice therapy techniques. After voice therapy you should have a comprehensive voice evaluation to monitor your progress, adjust medications and establish a long-term vocal health plan.