Center for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders

Beaumont's Center for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders provides convenient, collaborative and comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for all forms of voice disorders. Evaluation and treatment is based on a physician referral.

Service Overview

Patients receive care from Beaumont physicians, surgeons and Speech-Language Pathologists who specialize in voice and laryngeal disorders.

Each patient receives a complete, individualized treatment program that includes collaborative management between the Otolaryngologist and the Speech-Language Pathologist. We use the most advanced computer technology, videoendoscopic, laryngoscopy and the most contemporary surgical approaches to treat laryngeal-based and functional voice disorders.

The voice analysis procedures are interesting and informative. We will take the following measurements and base the rehabilitation program on the results.

  • Fundamental pitch measurement
  • Perturbation analysis
  • Fundamental range
  • Phonation time measurement
  • Breathiness analysis
  • Aperiodicity assessment
  • Glottal attack analysis
  • Vocal intensity assessment
  • Jitter and shimmer measures
  • Harmonic/noise ratio
  • Aerodynamic assessment
  • Laryngeal videoendoscopy
  • Formant breakdown measurement
  • Nasality analysis

Conditions Treated

The Center for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders can help many individuals who suffer with voice disorders. Changes in voice can occur in a number of medical conditions. Some of these conditions may include:

  • Vocal muscle lesions
  • Vocal abuse
  • Inflammation
  • Neurologic disease
  • Pulmonary problems
  • Psychosocial disturbance

Voice disorders treated at theCenter may include:

  • Benign vocal fold lesions
  • Laryngeal trauma
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Neurogenic dysphonias
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Vocal muscle paralysis
  • Swallowing disorders

Insurance

Coverage from most major insurance companies is accepted, but coverage for treatment depends on individual insurance benefits.

Resources

  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • Computer laboratory analysis
  • Videolaryngoscopy
  • Interactive care with physician and Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Self-help vocal hygiene routines
  • Self-help vocal exercises