Voice problems in teachers


Research in Australia shows that up to 20% of teachers experience voice problems each year and are 3-5 times more likely to experience voice probems than the general population!

(Russell et al, 1998)

Ask yourself…

  • Do you have a very dry or scratchy throat?
  • Is your voice husky or hoarse?
  • Are you frequently throat clearing or coughing?
  • Is your throat tired and/or sore at the end of the day?
  • Do you lose your voice often?
  • Do you have days off work because you have no voice?


If you answered ‘yes’ to some of these questions you may have a voice problem that has the potential to impact on your career!