Voice Solutions

Voice Evaluations & Therapy
 
Common Causes of a Voice Disorder
  • Vocally abusive behaviors (overuse, screaming, shouting, chronic coughing, and throat clearing)

  • Chronic acid reflux

  • Atrophy or age-related weakening of the vocal folds

  • Psychological/traumatic events

  • Paralyzed vocal folds due to neurologic trauma or event

  • Structural changes of the vocal folds

Common Symptoms of a Voice Disorder
  • Hoarseness, raspiness, or breathiness

  • Decreased vocal loudness

  • Reduced pitch range

  • Lowered pitch for everyday voicing

  • Any other significant change in vocal quality

If you, your child, or your loved one are experiencing any voice concerns, contact us today for an evaluation. We offer evaluations in-home, at one of our partner locations, or onsite at doctor's offices, skilled nursing facilities, etc. 

Laryngeal videostroboscopy to Assess Voice

The use of videostroboscopy to assess voice disorders is an evidence-based procedure that provides the speech-language pathologist with a slow-motion, magnified view of the vocal cords. It allows the speech-language pathologist to assess a number of vocal parameters and identify irregular motion and other conditions of the vocal folds. Patients benefit from a voice evaluation with videostroboscopy to:

  • Identify the cause of voice dysfunction or hoarseness 

  • Visualize and evaluate the function of your vocal cords during silent breathing and during phonation

  • Detect vocal cord lesions and other irregularities like inflammation, scar tissue or muscle tension conditions

Louisiana Voice & Swallow Solutions provides voice evaluations for children, teens, and adults. Common indications for an evaluation include:

  • Ongoing hoarseness or prolonged laryngitis

  • Feeling out of breath while engaging in conversation

  • Difficulty increasing the volume of your voice

  • Experiencing a tight or strained vocal quality

  • Voice changes related to progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease

Voice Therapy Solutions

Following an evaluation, we will make immediate recommendations related to keeping your voice healthy and specific vocal strategies related to your presentation.

 

The goal of voice therapy is to rehabilitate the client’s voice to a level of function that enables them to fulfill daily voice and/or speech communication needs.

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Our mobile FEES and videostroboscopy services are offered state-wide!

 

All outpatient therapy services are available throughout Ascension, Livingston, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, St James, St . John the Baptist, and Assumption parish.