Children may have a voice problem when they experience:

  • A hoarse, husky, croaky, strained, strangled or shaky voice.
  • A voice that is too soft to be heard easily.
  • A voice that sounds higher or lower in pitch than people of the same age and gender.
  • A voice that doesn’t have it’s usual variation and flexibility in pitch and loudness.
  • A feeling that it is an effort to use their voice.
  • A tight, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or sore throat during and/or after talking.
  • A need to cough or clear the throat during and/or after talking.
  • A feeling of a tired voice after talking.