WHAT ARE VOICE DISODERS?

A voice disorder occurs when voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or geographic location (Aronson & Bless, 2009; Boone, McFarlane, Von Berg, & Zraik, 2010; Lee, Stemple, Glaze, & Kelchner, 2004).

We also treat nodules, dysphonia and polyps. 

VOICE: SIGNS/SYMPTOMS

  • roughness (perception of aberrant vocal fold vibration);

  • abnormal loudness/volume

  • abnormal pitch (too high, too low, pitch breaks, decreased pitch range)

  • abnormal loudness/volume

  • abnormal resonance (hypernasal & hyponasal)

  • aphonia (loss of voice)

  • asthenia (weak voice)

  • hoarse voice (raspy, audible aperiodicity in sound);

  • Shaky voice

  • pulses in sound

  • frequent coughing or throat clearing (may worsen with increased voice use); and

  • excessive throat or laryngeal tension/pain/tenderness.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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