Voice Disorders


A child who has voice problems may have the following symptoms:

  • Husky or breathy voice
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore or dry throat
  • Discomfort when speaking
  • Sound very loud when they are speaking or speak very softly so they are hard to hear
  • Being too high or too low in pitch.
  • Excessive shouting, screaming, yelling, making funny noises, throat clearing and talking can lead to voice problems. Other factors such as exposure to cigarette smoke, emotional problems or medications may also cause voice difficulties.

Our Speech and Language Therapists will work closely with your GP and other professionals such as Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists (ENT), to help with your child's voice problem.

If you are concerned about your child's voice quality talk to your GP or visit our 'How to request for support' page.