Center for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders

Center for Voice and LaryngealMedical, surgical and rehabilitative treatment is provided by Beaumont's Otolaryngology and Speech and Language Pathology staffs. These specialists in the treatment of voice disorders are committed to the highest quality, state-of-the-art services for patients with phonatory disorders.

Multiple levels of clinical interest, treatment expertise and experience are offered by the medical staff. The center also provides the services of speech and language pathologists, who specialize in voice and laryngeal disorders.

An extensive computerized Voice Analysis Laboratory helps in the diagnosis and treatment of voice problems. Comprehensive and individualized therapy programs are established in consultation and collaboration with the otolaryngologist.

Who gets vocal nodules?
Children or adults who abuse their voice by using a loud and high pitch voice while singing, screaming or shouting.

Do vocal nodules go away by themselves?
Nodules can heal if they have not been present for a long period of time and if the individual uses a vocal hygiene and rehabilitation approach. This method is often effective in helping to avoid vocal cord surgery.

Can smoking cause voice disorders?
Yes. Chronic hoarseness is common among smokers, and 75 percent of all patients who have had laryngeal cancer are heavy long-term smokers.

Can indigestion cause voice disorders?
Yes, some people with chronic gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) have recurrent hoarseness that may damage the vocal tissues if gone undetected and untreated.

Articles on Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)

Abnormal vocal cord function in difficult-to-treat asthma

Vocal cord dysfunction and severe asthma

Exercise-induced laryngeal obstructions: prevalence and symptoms in the general public

Glottic closure reflex: control mechanisms

Vocal cord dysfunction and laryngeal hyperresponsiveness: a function of altered autonomic balance?

Links

NIDCD - Vocal Cord Paralysis