It’s that time of year again. The time that we encourage people to pause for a moment and spare a thought for the phenomenon that is voice! Those tiny little vocal folds work so hard for us from the time we are born until the time we die – without any accolades or thanks… they really are the ‘unsung hero’, so April is THEIR month.
For most people – voice comes naturally. They are able to communicate with little or no effort or thought (perhaps on occasion, a little more thought would be useful ), but for some of us it’s an hour by hour (or sentence by sentence) struggle.
The month of April is OUR opportunity to share our stories and to help people understand that voice does not come easily for everyone all the time.
One of the biggest issues faced by people with a voice disorder, is the delay in getting an accurate diagnosis… and then to find a management plan that’s just for them. If we can help a handful of people to be diagnosed without anxiety, self doubt or depression then we will have achieved great things.
You can help by downloading and sharing the posters below. A few suggestions are: GP’s Practices, Pharmacies, Hospital Clinics (and anywhere else that you think might make people stop and think).