The Medical Specialty for Communication Disorders

World Voice Day

Happy World Voice Day 2019!

"stairways to heaven"

The Story of the Tower of Babel is about the birth of multiple languages:

The whole world once, had one language, meaning there was one common speech for all people. After the great flood, the people of the earth had become skilled in construction and decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to heaven. Then God confounded their speech so that they can no longer understand each other, and scattered them around the world. The great tower of Babel was ruined afterward.

This is also believed to be the etiology of cultural differences, presenting Babel as the cradle of human civilization. As the main constituent of our speeches and songs; we can say that voice is the Materia Prima of human civilization.

Regardless of culture, nationality, gender, age or religion; human voice is a common value for the humans. It is the mirror to the soul and the reflection of emotions; it is the only language that everyone knows.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder -The Tower of Babel


Dear Colleague,

On behalf of UEP, I would like to invite you to participate in the World Voice Day internet page of Union of European Phoniatricians. We need to learn what you organize to celebrate World Voice Day 2019. It may be on the 16th of April, or before and after as well. Conferences, concerts, workshops and any other events are pleasantly welcome.

Sincerely Yours,

Ilter Denizoglu

WVD Coordinator of UEP

Planned events from UEP members

Date Event
12.04.2019 Seminars
Anatomical and physiological features of the vocal apparatus, Functional laryngeal diseases
Department of otorhinolaringology of the ZDMU
Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
Sinaiko Irina
13.04.2019 World Voice Day 2019 - ENT Symposium
Dysphonia in Children
Association of Serbian laryngologists
Hotel Grand, Kopaonik, Serbia
10:00 AM
Sanja Krejović
16.04.2019 Symposium "Perspectief"
Approach of care of the patient
Uden, The Netherlands
9:00 AM
Felix de Jong
16.04.2019 Conference
Functional voice disorders
East -Tallinn Central Hospital
Science Centre AHHAA, Tartu, Estonia
10:00 AM
Kristel Kalling
24.04.2019 Informative and instructional lectures with panel discussion and real life test reports
WVD event
Mieke Moerman
Ghent, Belgium
7:30 PM
Mieke Moerman
25.04.2019 World Voice Day 2019
New diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in phoniatrics
Slovenian Otorhinolaryngological Society - Phoniatric Section
University Dept. Of ORL, Zaloska 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia
4:00 PM
Irena Hocevar Boltezar