Voice and Laryngeal Disorders

Center for Voice and Laryngeal

Medical, 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.

Common voice problems include:

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)

Links

NIDCD - Vocal Cord Paralysis