Our voice is a sensitive and precise instrument. It is used by our family, friends and colleges for communication and singing, to articulate daily wishes, information and thoughts. Voice and sing training helps do develop the level of speech. Often forgotten, defined by nature: the primary function of our larynx and vocal folds is to project the lungs against aspiration.
In our evolution as human beings: intelligible speech developed in the last 100.000 years, relatively late compared to other human skills. Human speech into a babies life grows, compared with our human growing in a speed which can be seen as a rocket towards a bicycle, but also is being empowered by natural learning skills like shaping, learning by doing and trail and error.
In the first six years volume, pitch, pace, emotions, lautness are being shaped.
To posess a good, clear vocal tone means a lot to children, adolencess and adults. It means a certain free power to express yourself and finding your place in the world. Like being your own captain, who controls his own ship, and set course into a crowded hafen or to decide to sail at the wide open sea. The voice principles are comparing with sailing: we have to cope with principals of the elements of nature, of the sea, human communication, our surroundings and the state of our own ship.
Voice problems can have several causes: physical, functional, neurological and psychological. These influences can disbalance our vocal system. Hoarseness, vocal fold or vocal fry problems can manifest. When after a short pause recovery not appears the work of a ENT-doctor and speech therapist commence in helping finding the cause and a cure to restore a good voice.
After a carefull examination of the ENT doctor the work of the speech therapist begins, after the receipy is printed. The speech therapist makes his/her own examination like an voice graphic, describing the voice, pitch, pace, speech, articulation and body tension. After the investigation, targets are being deduced and discussed, and we can start the therapy. Each session contains exercises, training of hearing skills, getting insight of the causes and practise neu skills. A voice therapy contains mostly 10 or 20 sessions of 45 minutes and daily practice (10 minutes a day).