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Voice Medicine Australia

Dr Debbie Phyland & Associates

Voice assessment and therapy with experienced speech pathologists working with voice disorders, cough, singers, teachers, performers, people with Parkinson's Disease and various specialised laryngeal disorders. Voice coaching.

Nicole Free
BSpPath (Hons), BMus (Perf), CPSP

Nicole has been practicing as a Speech Pathologist for over 14 years, primarily in the acute medical setting and with patients with voice disorders. She is an avid traveller, and has worked in hospitals in the UK and more recently spent 2 years working in New York City in the area of laryngology - evaluating and treating patients with disorders of voice, upper airway and swallowing. She graduated as a speech pathologist from La Trobe University in 2004 with first class Honours, completing research in the area of voice. Nicole also completed a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Voice at Monash University and as well as pursuing her own singing interests, has a keen interest in working with singers with voice problems. In addition, she enjoys working with patients with neurogenic voice disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease, vocal tremor and spasmodic dysphonia. Nicole is currently undertaking her PhD at Monash University within the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences supervised by Dr Debbie Phyland, Professor Julian Smith and Professor Joseph Stemple. Her research topic is 'The impact of voice load and voice therapy on benign vocal fold lesions'