In my literary work "Stress and Voice" I deal with the effects chronic distress has on the voice, with the focus on the teacher's voice in particular. I have chosen the teacher's voice, since people working in the teaching profession are particularly vulnerable to voice problems and are additionally exposed to a higher level of stress compared to other professional groups.
In my thesis, current studies on voice problems associated with stress are treated and compared. As it turns out, stress can not be seen as the sole cause, but as one of many risk factors of a functional vocal disorder. Since the association of the voice to emotions, stress, physiological factors, gender and personality is indeed complex, further studies are needed to measure their specific impact on the voice, here focused on stress. As a therapist, it is essential to examine and treat patients holistically. Consequently, it is important to take measures in logopedic therapy to counteract the stress of the patient so as to achieve an improvement in the voice function. A possible research question for the bachelor thesis 2 could examine speech-related measures of logopedics that meet the requirements of an interactive relaxation of soul and body, whereby it would be essential to provide a clear demarcation to psychology in this case.