World Voice Day 2020

At no other time in our recent history has the human voice had such power to connect, reassure and support each other. While the world faces unprecedented lockdowns, and people are separated from those they love, at least we can rely on a phone call or video chat to remain close.  That is …. IF your voice will allow it.

Each time you pick up the phone and reach out to connect with someone, spare a thought for your humble larynx. This tiny instrument – no bigger than a postage stamp, has the power to reach around the globe, yet our voice remains misunderstood, undervalued & a poor cousin to vision and hearing.

With that in mind, the Australian Dysphonia Network is working with the team at World Voice Day Australia to highlight the impact of voice changes.

Dysphonia can be debilitating and isolating. It can impact on individuals, the workforce and the broader community. It can ruin careers, relationships and lead to depression, yet it is often poorly diagnosed and frequently misunderstood. The Australian Dysphonia Network aims to change that by raising awareness through today’s launch of ‘The Value of Voice’ a short (90 sec) promo clip that is being shared in honour of  World Voice Day (watch on youtube HERE)

World Voice Day was founded in Brazil back in 1999 with the aim of drawing attention to the science and phenomenon of voice production. It soon grew to highlight the significant role that the voice plays in every aspect of our daily lives.  World Voice Day has gained momentum across the globe, and currently over 50 countries join the annual celebration.

Let the World Voice Day Celebrations begin with:

TUESDAY 14th April  WEBINAR for Clinicians

Voice Clinicians are invited to join a webinar bought to you by the team University of Sydney. The COVID 19 outbreak has presented many challenges in the delivery of laryngology and speech pathology services, so this is a chance to hear from some of the leaders in the field and to participate in the discussion about new models of care.

Details HERE Airway and voice disorders free webinar

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