Voice Disorders

Our ability to image the larynx under high magnification is critical to treatment of voice disorders. Stroboscopy and distal chip tip cameras provide an unparalleled view of both the structure and function of the phonatory mechanism. With accurate diagnosis, a treatment strategy is developed in conjunction with our speech pathologists. For singers, we also encourage evaluation by a vocal pedagogue with interest in the rehabilitation of the injured voice.

Treatment strategies span the medical and surgical gamut. One of the most critical components in almost all voice disorders is identifying and rectifying maladaptive and compensatory behaviors that may have incited and certainly contribute to persistent vocal dysfunction. For this reason, most patients receive vocal evaluation and voice therapy from our speech pathology team.

In addition any medical co-morbities that may also contribute to vocal dysfunction are identified and treated. These may include:

  • Reflux diseas,

  • Allergic disease

  • Asthma, sinusitis,

  • Leukoplakia

  • Neurologic disorders

  • Papilloma, or neurologic disorders.

Carefully designed treatment algorithms in phono-medicine and cutting-edge techniques in phono-surgery have been designed to care for the needs of performing vocal artists (all types of singers, actors, and media professionals) and other voice professionals including teachers, consultants, clergy, lawyers, and politicians.

For more information about our programs and services or to make an appointment, please call 410-328-6866 or 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).

This page was last updated: April 18, 2013

         
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