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Voice problems (video)

Some patients may develop changes in their voice after Intensive Care, and patients who spend longer on a ventilator (breathing machine or life support machine) may be at increased risk of developing these problems.

This link will take you to a 7 minute video from an NHS Speech and Language Therapist. Some of the language used is a bit technical, but there are short animations that will help you understand the normal process of speaking, how these can be affected, and some of the symptoms and complications that some patients experience.

There are a number of things that you can do to help deal with changes in your voice, and this video includes useful hints and tips to rest, avoid irritating and improve your voice. This video isn't intended as a replacement for Speech and Language Therapy, so speak with your Speech and Language Therapist (if you have one) and/or with you GP after getting home.