A Conference held on the 29th November 2001
Notes on a presentation by:
Speech and Language therapist
Voice Care Network UK
Voice and speech are controlled by a complex arrangement of muscles. These muscles are subject to the same aches and pains that can affect any other muscle.
Habitual tension in the voice muscles can be the result of body posture, head posture and facial tension. Tension may have its origins in lack of general well being, poor seating and poor equipment arrangement.
As a result, some people develop a syndrome called dysphonia (voice loss) which has features in common with diffuse RSI. In her opinion, emotions, ergonomics and habits conspire to produce a chronic pain/tension syndrome which results in voice loss.