World Voice Day 2011
Speech and language therapists at Wembley Centre for Health and Care and Northwick Park Hospital will be taking patients and staff on a vocal tour as part of the World Voice Day on 19th and 20th April 2011.
This year World Voice Day is focusing on occupational voice disorders. Therapists will be holding an information stand at Northwick Park Hospital, showing videos of the larynx to demonstrate how voices work and how people can care for their voices. Amy Kerr (pictured far right) a speech and language therapist (SLT) at The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust explained “nearly a third of all people working in the UK today depend on their voices to do their work, suffering from a voice problem can have significant financial implications, which is why it is really important that people know how to look after their voice. Some of the general principles you work towards with patients are optimising vocal care and reducing excessive tension in the voice muscles, thus enabling freer more comfortable voice production.”
The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust is a leading centre of Speech and Language Therapy where dedicated SLT teams help both adults and children with speech problems.
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