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Voice

Voice disorders can happen for a variety of reasons and may greatly affect your quality of life. We can help you improve your voice. In collaboration with ear, nose and throat specialist Clifton Hood, DO, we offer specialty voice evaluation and treatment options.

Our expert therapists perform rigid oral endoscopy and flexible nasal endoscopy for the purposes of videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS) assessment. VLS is an instrumental tool used to evaluate the pharyngeal and laryngeal structure and function and aids in the diagnosis of a wide variety of voice disorders including: muscle tension dysphonia, vocal nodules, vocal fold polyps, cysts, granulomas, Reinke's edema, chronic laryngitis, chronic reflux, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, presbylaryngis, puberphonia, spasmodic dysphonia, and unilateral and bilateral vocal fold paresis/paralysis.

In addition, thorough acoustic and perceptual voice evaluations can be completed. These procedures allow for high quality assessment of the vocal mechanism. Our qualified therapists also provide therapeutic voice services as needed, giving patients excellent continuity and quality of care close to home.

What areas does voice therapy address?

  • Vocal function exercises.
  • Use of virtual voice trainer.
  • Identifying and eliminating phonotraumatic behaviors.
  • Breathing and laryngeal relaxation techniques.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).