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Take a voice assessment

This voice assessment tool can help your doctor understand how your vocal function affects you.


These are statements that many people have used to describe their voice and its effect on their lives. Click the response that indicates how frequently you have the same experience. Once complete, you can print your answers and take them to your health care professional for discussion.

0 = never
1 = almost never
2 = sometimes
3 = almost always
4 = always
0 = never 1 = almost never 2 = sometimes 3 = almost always 4 = always
Voice Assessment Tool1 0 1 2 3 4
1 My voice makes it difficult for people to hear me.
2 People have difficulty understanding me in a noisy room.
3 My voice difficulties restrict my personal and social life.
4 I feel left out of conversations because of my voice.
5 My voice problem causes me to lose income.
6 I feel as though I have to strain to produce voice.
7 The clarity of my voice is unpredictable.
8 My voice problem upsets me.
9 My voice makes me feel handicapped.
10 People ask, "What's wrong with your voice?"

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  1. Rosen CA, Lee AS, Osborne J, Zullo T, Murry T. Development and validation of the voice handicap index-10. Laryngoscope. 2004;114:1549-1556

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