are Voice Disorders?
Voice disorders may cause the voice to sound hoarse or breathy,
change the pitch of the voice, cause an apparent loss of the voice,
or cause pain while talking.
What are some
types of Voice Disorders and their causes?
Nodules: Nodules on the vocal folds that make the voice sound breathy
and may lower the pitch of the voice.
Caused by excessive use of the voice (speaking, singing, yelling,
Cord Dysfunction: Vocal folds close while a person is inhaling or
exhaling. Often triggered by strenuous exercise.
Ulcers: Ulcers that are often accompanied by pain and hoarseness.
Caused by excessive coughing or throat clearing,
reflux, or intubation.
Dysphonia: Speech is effortful and sounds strangled and harsh. Caused
by very tight vocal cord closure.
can speech therapy do for Voice Disorders?
pathologists at Achieve complete a comprehensive history and evaluation.
This enables them to develop an individualized treatment plan that
to prevent vocal abuse
to change any habits that further harm your voice
to strengthen your voice
Achieve Hearing & Rehabilitation helps patients overcome their voice
disorders. If you or someone you know demonstrates any signs and
symptoms of a voice disorder please call us at 972-608-0416 to discuss
how Achieve can help.
Achieve Hearing & Rehabilitation is a speech and hearing clinic
in Plano, Texas. We offer speech language pathology and audiological
services for children and adults of all ages. Achieve is in-network
with Aetna, Cigna, BlueCrossBlueShield, Medicare, and United Healthcare.
We can help obtain information about your policy to determine if
services are covered under. Please call us at 972-608-0416.