There are a number of Professional and Support Associations that represent healthcare specialists who have a particular interest in voice. Each provides a directory of members who have expertise in the management of voice health issues.
We are not in a position to recommend or promote individual practitioners but we are happy to provide the following links.
The Australian Voice Association ~ENT Doctors, Speech Pathologist with interest in ‘voice’ as well as Complementary (laryngeal massage) Therapists and Singing Teachers
Laryngology Society of Australasia ~Surgeons, Speech Pathologists, Voice Scientists
The Australian Dystonia Support Group ~ Neurologists with a particular interest in Neurological Movement Disorders. (Many movement disorders can impact on vocal quality eg Spasmodic Dysphonia, Parkinsons Disease)
Counselling and Psychosocial Support Directory ~Coming to terms with a chronic voice disorder can be extremely difficult. Changes to how you see yourself and how you think others see you, can lead to feelings of self-doubt, lack of confidence, isolation and sometimes depression.
It is important to find the right person to help you to accept and navigate the feelings of grief and loss that go with a diagnosis.
There are many experienced Psychologists and Counsellors who can help you, just ask your GP, Laryngologist or Speech Therapist. We aim to build a directory of those who specialise in the unique needs of people with voice disorders.
Tertiary Voice Assessment Clinics can be found in a some Hospitals & University teaching settings around the country. These public clinics accept a referral from your GP, and provide a chance to be assessed by a multidisciplinary team of voice specialists in a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach.