Voice Disorders

What are Voice Disorders?

Voice disorders include problems with vocal quality and/or loudness. Problems may result from neurological disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), vocal cord nodules and polyps, vocal cord paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold movement, and spasmodic dysphonia. A person may present with a hoarse voice, straining, speaking with a lower intensity, intermittent voice breaks, or no voice at all.


Speech Therapy for Voice Disorders

Depending on symptoms and their cause, a speech-language pathologist will work on creating good vocal hygiene habits, effectively producing voice, using compensation techniques and breathing techniques. In the case of Parkinson’s disease, LSVT LOUD® treatment will focus on producing a loud, good quality voice.

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