Voice Therapy

A voice evaluation and therapy is recommended if you or your loved one has any of the following symptoms:

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  • Changes in the sound of your voice (e.g., breathy, harsh, strained, hoarse)

  • Changes in vocal loudness (e.g., too loud, too soft)

  • Changes in pitch (e.g., too high, too low, pitch breaks, monotone)

  • Weak voice or loss of voice 

  • Wet or gurgly sounding voice

  • Increased effort when speaking

  • Fatigue with prolonged voice use

  • Running out of breath quickly

  • Frequent coughing or throat clearing

Treatment of voice disorders varies greatly depending on the diagnosis. Speech-language pathologists collaborate with other medical professionals (e.g., ENT, pulmonologist, gastroenterologist) to diagnose and develop an individualized treatment plan. Skilled voice therapy typically involves education in vocal hygiene and techniques to reduce vocal overuse or abuse, in addition to an exercise program tailored to the client's diagnosis. Premier Speech & Language Associates offers SPEAK OUT!® as well as Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®), speech therapy programs for treating voice disorders in those with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological impairments.