Professional Voice and Voice Disorder Services
Using your voice should never cause pain or discomfort. If it does, look to the experts at Cedars-Sinai. Our ear, nose and throat program is home to one of the nation’s leading voice disorder specialists.
You have access to sophisticated evaluations and gentle therapies. These offerings can help you speak, sing and express yourself with ease.
Evaluation and Treatment from Renowned Voice Experts
Who Are Our Voice Disorder Services For?
You don’t have to be a professional vocalist to benefit from our team’s expertise. Our services are for any adult with concerns about their voice. This includes singers, actors and voiceover artists as well as teachers, stay-at-home moms and office workers.
Advanced Voice Disorder Evaluations
We use video stroboscopy to perform a thorough evaluation of vocal cord functioning. Doctors slide a device with a camera and flashing (strobe) light at the tip down your throat. As you speak, the device interprets and displays vocal cord vibrations on a screen. This information enables us to detect abnormalities and determine the best treatment for your needs.
Treatments for Vocal Cord Nodules, Polyps and Other Voice Disorders
We treat many conditions without surgery. You may be able to get relief with medications or voice care services. Licensed speech language pathologists guide you through exercises to strengthen or repair your vocal cords.
When a procedure is necessary, you may be able to receive advanced care during an office visit. We use minimally invasive techniques to take a tissue sample (biopsy). Experts may also deliver steroids, medications and other substances to damaged vocal cords. Cedars-Sinai is one of the few programs in the region offering this option.
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Voice Disorders We Treat
- Chronic cough, a cough that lasts four weeks or more
- Laryngeal cancer, abnormal cell growths affecting the voice box (larynx) that can spread to other areas of the body
- Laryngitis, inflammation in your voice box due to illness, overuse or injury
- Laryngopharyngeal reflux, backflow of stomach acid that damages the throat or voice box
- Paradoxical vocal fold movement, vocal cords close when they should be open making it hard to breathe
- Spasmodic dysphonia, muscle spasms affecting your larynx
- Vocal cord disorders, group of conditions affecting your ability to talk
- Vocal cord nodules and polyps, noncancerous growths that occur due to overusing or misusing your voice
- Vocal cord paralysis, an interruption of the nerve impulses that control the vocal cords
- Voice disorders, issues with the pitch, volume or tone of your voice
- Vocal papillomas, vocal cord growths caused by humanpapilloma virus (HPV) that can cause damage
Well Voice Exams and Preventive Care
If you have a history of voice problems or concerns about the risk of future issues, we can help. Well voice exams enable us to examine vocal cords when they are healthy. This information makes it easier to detect changes on future visits that may be a sign of a problem. We may recommend therapies that lower the risk of vocal cord misuse, overuse or other disorders.
Contact us to make a well voice exam or to speak about preventive care with one of our voice disorder specialists