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

Speech language pathologists will work to improve vocal hygiene habits, produce effective voice, and utilize compensation and breathing techniques. In the case of Parkinson’s disease, LSVT Loud® treatment will focus on producing a loud, strong voice.