Voice Handicap Index

The Voice Handicap Index

Within the last month, how often did the following problems affect you?
Check the appropriate response.
0 = Never, 4 = Always

1. My voice makes it difficult for people to hear me.
0 1 2 3 4
2. People have difficulty understanding me in a noisy room.
0 1 2 3 4
3. My voice difficulties restrict personal and social life.
0 1 2 3 4
4. I am left out of conversations because of my voice.
0 1 2 3 4
5. My voice problem causes me to lose income.
0 1 2 3 4
6. I feel as if I have to strain to produce voice.
0 1 2 3 4
7. The clarity of my voice is unpredictable.
0 1 2 3 4
8. My voice problem upsets me.
0 1 2 3 4
9. My voice problem makes me feel handicapped.
0 1 2 3 4
10. People ask, “What is wrong with your voice?
0 1 2 3 4