A comprehensive evaluation will be completed by our Voice Rehab Team in which a detailed case history will lead the clinician to multi-modal testing. Test results and finding will be compared to normative data and an individual plan with measurable goals can be implemented. Voice Rehab believes education and rationale are key components in research-based rehabilitation and will always communicate effectively to our patients and caregivers.
They are potentially serious and their cause cannot be determined simply by the way they sound. These disorders could be something relatively mundane or could be as serious as throat cancer. Therefore, a person experiencing difficulty more than 2 weeks should be evaluated promptly by voice disorder specialists.
Please provide report from ENT stating diagnosis and videostroboscopy findings. If no videostroboscopy was performed prior to evaluations arrangements can be made for visualization of the Vocal Cords with our partnering local ENTs Videostroboscopy is a special slow-motion video picture of the voice box often provides the explanation of the problem. Most voice problems are managed successfully without surgery, through behavioral change and medical care.
Symptoms of a voice problem include such things as:
Please provide report from recent swallow study (MBSS) upon initial evaluation. If no instrumental evaluation has been completed, then Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) will be completed in initial session. The patient will bring in a variety of foods from home, especially the troublesome consistencies. Instrumental examinations of swallowing function address both the anatomy and physiology of structures within the swallowing tract.
Symptoms of a swallow problem include such things as:
Procedure in which a fiberoptic endoscope is inserted through the nose and into the throat to obtain a direct visualization of structures, a dynamic view of the oral–pharyngeal transfer, and indirect evidence of the pharyngeal–esophageal transfer during swallows. Saliva management can be evaluated, and the anatomy and physiology of saliva swallow can be viewed in the absence of acceptance of food and/or liquids. The swallow mechanism is then assessed with presentation of a variety of food and liquid.Make an Appointment