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General, Highly Recommended Voice Sites An excellent resource on voice problems. Clearly describes symptoms, treatments and areas of research.  Highly recommended. The United Kingdom’s voice association which brings together voice professional and works for healthy voice use.  Highly recommended.

Voice Care Network UK They offer voice workshops for teachers and other occupational voice users. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) website. The Voice Foundation (USA) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) The website of laryngologist Dr James Thomas.  It is quite complicated but has some useful stuff.  His views on the overstatement of reflux as a source of larynx problems are interesting. American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & neck Surgery.  Note in particular their factsheets on disorders of the throat

Voice Disorder Specific Sites

Spasmodic Dysphonia Sites US organisation which provides support to SD patients through formal support groups, on-line activities and periodic newsletters.  NSDA is dedicated to research, awareness and support.

Cancer of the Larynx and Laryngectomy (Removal of the Larynx) Sites National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs – contact this organisation for details of laryngectomee clubs in your area. An international organisation supporting people who have had larynectomies (removal of larynx due to cancer).  There is a very good and well used email list and forum section where patients can contact one another with their issues. UK laryngectomy site including a forum where British laryngectomees can contact one another with their issues. The website for the International Association of Larynectomees’ site. UK laryngectomy site Laryngectomy club for East Lancashire. Europe's leading cancer information service, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers. Visit the website where you can contact other people with cancer including cancer of the throat and larynx.

Laryngeal Papillomatosis (also known as Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis or RRP) US based organisation for this disease. RRP results in tumour-like lesions to grow on the larynx and, in some cases, in the trachea and lungs.

Other Sites That May Be Of Interest

Aphasia (problems with speaking, reading, writing or understanding language) Speakability is the leading charity in the UK for people with aphasia.

Dysphagia (Swallowing problems)

Assistive Equipment  A charity committed to bridging the communication gap for disabled people of all ages throughout the UK. Their aim is to help each of their disabled members to reach their full potential through the provision of suitable communication equipment. 

Mental Health Support A mental health charity who have an email based emotional support service staffed by volunteers This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.   They also run an email support service This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Legal Rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission This is an organisation that champions the rights of citizens including those with disabilities.


Terry raising awareness and funds for voice disorders at the Shoreditch Grand Prix.