Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Our team of Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists work together with speech pathologists in treating voice and swallowing disorders. Together, this team employs state of the art technology to ensure accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning.
ENT Specialists, working with highly trained speech
pathologists, provide exceptional care for people with
varying voice needs such as:
- Professional voice users
- Pediatric voice patients
- Singers of all skill levels
Some common symptoms of our voice patients include:
- Hoarseness of all levels
- Changes in Voice Quality
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic throat clearing
- Breathing problems known as vocal cord dysfunction
Sound Health’s singing specialist, who is also a speech pathologist, has experience working with patients of all skill levels and styles of singing. For instance, the singers clinic offers treatment for professional singers, choir members, and even those who simply enjoy singing in the shower. In particular, patients come to our singing clinics with complaints such as loss of range, discomfort when singing and changes in singing voice.
Our ENT Specialists and speech pathologists evaluate many different swallowing complaints including:
- Feeling something stuck in the throat
- A lump in throat feeling
- Coughing and choking when eating and/or drinking
- Food getting stuck when swallowing
- Regurgitation of food or liquid during or after swallowing
- Discomfort with swallowing
Sometimes a swallowing problem can be evaluated by simply observing the patient eating different consistencies of foods or liquids. For example, our speech pathologist, specializing specifically in swallowing disorders, is trained to pay attention to simple things that happen, even when a person is just swallowing their own saliva. This is a good way to start the process of figuring out what is going on when someone swallows.
Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
Patients who have undergone surgical changes because of head and neck cancer may need assistance with communication and swallowing. Therefore, our Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians and speech pathologists are equipped with the latest technology and training to assist these patients with their unique needs. Working together, our team of professionals can help patients restore their communication and swallowing.
The information on this site is provided by Sound Health Services and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Inc. (AAO-HNS), and is for educational purposes only.
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