chapter  65
The professional voice
ByDeclan Costello, Meredydd Harries
Pages 4

INTRODUCTION What is the professional voice? A broad range of professions are reliant on their voices to conduct their work including teachers, telephonists, telesales workers, lawyers and many others. This chapter concentrates specifically on individuals who rely on their voices, speaking and singing, for performance at either a professional or an amateur level. For a clinician, it can be flattering to be asked to see a famous performer in the voice clinic but it is important to remember that the same standard of professional service is demanded for all patients, whether they are a primary school teacher or a top professional singer in a West End musical.