Hypophonia (soft voice)

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Resouce Types:

1.  Rule Out:

  • Hearing Loss
  • Physical Weakness
  • Personality
    *Make sure able to use louder voice

2.  Increase Awareness

  • Talk about problem
  • Play recordings
  • Talk about how other perceive quietness as scared/meek
  • Try varying pitch
  • Sustain good pitch for 5 seconds
  • Play back so patient can hear

4.  Breathing Exercises, Deeper Breaking, Push From Belly

5.  Lombard Effect

  • Read more loudly with background noise

Resource:  Voice and Voice Therapy By Daniel R. Boone, Stephen C. McFarlane, Shelley L. Von Berg, and Richard I. Zraick