Speech & Hearing


Voice Therapy

Whether you use your voice professionally or not, voice therapy can play an essential role in restoring and strengthening your voice.

Anyone can develop a voice problem at any stage of life. People who use their voices professionally -- such as teachers, coaches, clergy members, performers, and telemarketers -- may be more likely to have voice problems.

Voice therapy can improve your voice’s health, function, quality, and stamina. That's why it's often described as "physical therapy for your voice."

During voice therapy, your speech pathologist will create an exercise program tailored to your specific voice problem to help you get your voice back on track. It will take expert guidance from your therapist and consistent practice at home to reach your goal. You'll learn how to rebalance your entire vocal instrument -- for example, how to use breath to speak and how relaxing the throat can help you produce your easiest and best sound.

Voice therapy can also help you improve your voice if you experience:
  • Traumatic vocal cord (also known as vocal fold) injury
  • Vocal cord swelling
  • Vocal nodules, polyps, or cysts
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cord atrophy
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Chronic cough and irritable larynx
  • Vocal Exercises
  • Laryngeal Massage and Myofascial Release
  • Vocal Hygiene