If you are a professional voice user, the quality of your voice is extremely valuable.
You may not realise that simple voice habits may cause temporary loss of voice or long term voice problems. These problems can often be easily avoided with the correct advice.
James Cook University’s speech pathology students are conducting a free voice screening clinic in the Clinical Practice Building in Townsville during semester 1.
Should you decide to take part in this research you would be invited to read aloud a simple passage, take part in general conversation, and provide information about your daily voice use. The students will then provide feedback about your voice, and also information regarding any general lifestyle factors which could potentially affect your voice.
If a voice disorder is detected, a standard letter will be written which can then be taken to your doctor advising that further investigation may be beneficial, however this is entirely voluntary and no direct referrals will be made.
If you, your colleagues or your students would be interested in attending the clinic for a free voice screening, the attached flyer provides more information and also the email address to contact for a booking or more information.
This project has been approved by JCU ethics committee and complies with the National Health and Medical Research Council “National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research”, 2007.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.