Speech-language Pathologists Help Patients Improve their Voices
Our highly trained speech-language pathologists play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. Clinical examination and diagnostic testing, which may include videostroboscopy, are used to identify the cause of decreased vocal quality. Common problems evaluated and treated by our clinicians include:
Our speech-language pathologists are an integral part of the Voice & Swallowing Center, working very closely with the ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians.
Personalized Assessment and Individualized Treatment
After doing a thorough assessment of the patient, our experienced speech-language pathologists at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Rehab Services make specific voice therapy recommendations, which may include:
- Increased diaphragmatic breathing
- Relaxation therapies
- Resonance voice therapy
- Vocal exercises
- Vocal hygiene techniques
Patients and family members are encouraged to perform these activities as part of a comprehensive home program to obtain the best possible outcome.
Request information from UH Cleveland Medical Center Rehab Services by calling 216-844-7868.