Voice evaluations and voice therapy are provided for clients of all ages with voice
disorders. An exam by an otolaryngologist is required before the initiation of voice
therapy. Lasting voice improvement is generally the result of a team approach involving
both the laryngologist and speech-language pathologist. In voice therapy, clients
learn about vocal hygiene and how to apply appropriate vocal techniques to reduce
or eliminate unhealthy vocal behaviors. Trial voice therapy is available for clients
before considering surgical options.
A specialized laboratory, consisting of state-of-the-art technology, is available
to provide initial measures, visual feedback, and comparative data. This equipment
can also be used to obtain measurements for professional voice users, such as singers.
This technology includes a variety of computer-based systems, which allow for aerodynamic,
spectral, acoustic, and perceptual analyses of voice. Pre-surgical baselines obtained
using this instrumentation may be compared to data collected post-surgically in order
to demonstrate changes and improvement.
For additional information contact (901) 678-5800
To make an appointment for an evaluation call (901) 678-5858
Additional information about voice disorders and treatment can be found at www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/