Professional Voice Care for Patients and Performers
Many people don’t realize that unexplained voice changes can be corrected or significantly improved, often with therapy alone or, in some cases, with minimally invasive procedures. At the Voice Center, we treat professionals who rely on their voices – singers, actors, public speakers, broadcasters, lawyers, clergy, and teachers – and seniors or anyone experiencing vocal problems.
We help patients who develop voice problems due to neurological disease, trauma, and other conditions – even unknown reasons. The speech-language pathologists at the Voice Center work with patients one-on-one to teach them techniques and strategies to optimize voice production.
Patients should schedule an evaluation with our team if they notice any voice, swallowing, or airway changes, such as:
- Age-related changes
- Breathing difficulties
- Decreased loudness
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of pitch range
- Pain or discomfort in the throat or ears
- Pain or fatigue when speaking or singing
- Problems with the singing voice
- Voice breaks
- Vocal tremor
- Whispery or breathy voice
Voice Problems We Treat
A voice problem is any undesirable change in the voice that lasts longer than two weeks. Medical conditions and overuse can damage the voice. Voice problems can also result from vocal misuse, such as speaking or singing too loudly or at an abnormally high or low pitch, or abuse, such as excessive talking, screaming, coughing, smoking, or inhaling irritants.
Our voice care team provides an extensive range of clinical expertise to treat voice, airway, larynx, and swallowing problems that include: