The St Vincent’s Hospital Voice Laboratory was established in 1977 by the departments of Speech Pathology and Biomedical Engineering to provide instrumental evaluation of the voice. In 1981, the Speech Pathology and ENT Departments founded the St Vincent’s Voice Clinic which was the first of its kind in Australia.
The Voice Clinic offers a range of specialist services to people with voice disorders. The speech pathologist evaluates the voice using computerised voice analysis systems. Direct assessment of vocal fold function using stroboscopy and fibreoptic laryngoscopy is conducted by the ear, nose and throat specialist.
St Vincent’s Voice Clinic is recognised as a tertiary referral centre for patients from throughout New South Wales. The clinic provides voice therapy for people with voice disorders including professional voice users such as teachers and singers. Intensive treatment programs are offered to country patients who cannot access local speech pathology services. When necessary, the ENT Specialist will offer phonosurgery, for instance, in the case of vocal fold paralysis.
In conjunction with the Neurology Department, the Voice Clinic also specialises in the diagnosis and management of spasmodic dysphonia, a rare neurological disorder that causes involuntary spasm of the vocal folds.
How to refer
A referral from a General Practitioner or ENT specialist is required to attend the Voice Clinic.
|Address|| Speech Pathology
St Vincent’s Hospital
Level 4 Aikenhead Bldg
Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 2010
|Phone/Fax|| T 02 8382 3372
F 02 8382 3687
For all Voice Assessment Centre patients please call 02 8382 6482