The UMMC Voice and Swallowing Center diagnoses and treats voice and speech disorders. From issues as common as laryngitis or as serious as cancer, our multidisciplinary team works to restore voice and speech functions as much as possible and improve our patients' quality of life. ENT specialists (otolaryngologists), speech-language pathologists, and the state's only fellowship-trained voice specialist (laryngologist) work together to identify the cause of a patient's problem and develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
We diagnose and treat airway and swallowing disorders brought on by neurologic diseases as well as professional and occupational voice disorders resulting from childhood developmental delays, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. As part of the state's only academic medical center, we can offer each patient the most appropriate medical, surgical, and/or behavioral treatment for their unique situation.
Our speech-language pathology program provides a range of specialized testing, including: