The Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre was formed back in 1994 as the first private interdisciplinary clinic in Victoria dedicated to specialized assessment of voice using videostroboscopic technology. Over the years, we have developed even greater expertise and skill in line with new research findings, our experiences and with evidence-based practice. At the end of 2008 we upgraded our equipment to the ‘latest release’ digital system to ensure that the pictures gained could offer the best possible laryngeal view and analysis.
At The Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre, we embrace a team approach to voice assessment which involves, as a minimum, both a speech pathologist and an ENT specialist. We believe that, since the voice is a dynamic process, an exclusively structural assessment does not suffice. For this reason, we use sophisticated equipment to evaluate the vibratory behaviour of the vocal folds (cords) as well as the structure. We also assess the function of the larynx in different contexts (for example, breathing, speaking softly versus loudly, singing or whistling etc.). Using these methods and others, we can then determine, not just how the larynx looks, but how it WORKS too.