Voice

Most of us talk each day as part of our work, but some jobs are especially tough on your voice. Teachers may be speaking loudly for much of the day managing rowdy classrooms, or bar staff may spend a long shift trying to make themselves heard over the din of a DJ. Find out how you and your employer can protect this vital working asset.

 

Further Information

Voice Care Network is a voluntary organisation originally set up to provide support for teachers with voice problems, but it now offers support to all sufferers. 

The British Voice Association provides articles and advice on voice care.

For advice on voice therapy, contact The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Health and safety magazine Hazards has a list of voice-related stories and links on its website, including the informative Work hoarse article. 

Finally, see the 2012 Working Voices research by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, which looks at the call centre industry. 

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.