Before you can start working on your voice, you first need an analysis of your voice and how you use your voice in your daily life. This is done through voice measurements and I listen to your story: how do you use your voice in different speaking situations, is there a lot of vocal stress, are there medical aspects that can affect the voice, do you sing, etc. We also look at your character, who you are, what your expectations are and to what extent we can meet them. The measurement results are discussed in detail and a personalized treatment plan is drawn up. Sometimes it is necessary to collaborate with other disciplines such as a psychologist, a singing coach or a manual therapist. It is highly recommended to have your vocal cords checked by an ear, nose and throat (ENT – ORL) physician, as it will be an intensive therapy and it is important that your voice remains in perfect health.
If trans persons work with their voice alone, without a professional coach, it can lead to oedema, irritated vocal cords or even vocal cord nodules. This is often the result of increased tension and pressure in the larynx, which we try to prevent together during voice therapy. Therefore, it is appropriate to apply manual facilitation of the larynx on a regular basis and provide manual stretching of the muscles around the larynx.
There is a close collaboration with an ENT doctor in the field of voice surgery so that proper follow-up is possible.