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There can be many reasons why a child’s voice may experience changes. This may include a total loss of voice (aphonia) or change to the voice (dysphonia) in terms of quality, pitch, resonance, and volume. Whatever the reasons, there are some things that you can do to maximise your child’s voice.

What can I do resources:

If you are concerned about your child’s voice, it may be advisable to contact your GP, particularly if there is a loss of voice for more than 10 days. You can also speak to a speech and language therapist for advice.

You can find some advice around producing a healthy voice from the team at Great Ormond Street Hospital:

More Information & Getting Help:

If you feel your child may benefit from further support with their voice, it may be advisable to contact your GP, particularly if they have lost their voice for more than 10 days.

A referral to our service for voice disorders, can only be accepted after the child has been:

  • seen by a paediatric ear nose and throat (ENT) surgeon, and
  • triaged by the Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Team at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
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