Voice Treatments

Voice Treatments

Sydney Voice and Swallowing offers some of the most comprehensive and innovative treatments in voice Australia wide. We work with an extensive network of voice specialised speech pathologists Sydney, Canberra and Australia wide to ensure that your voice remains at its peak into the future.

Treatments available:

Voice Therapy/Speech Therapy

  • Vocal hygiene education – designed to improve vocal efficiency and minimise the risk of damage to vocal cords but also enhances the patient’s resolution of the lesion
  • Vocal awareness – to enhance the patient’s understanding of their own voice and facilitate early recognition when problems arise
  • Vocal re-training – to improve vocal ability and optimise vocal efficiency
  • Vocal cord dysfunction therapy – treatment for those with paradoxical vocal cord movement
  • Lee Silverman intensive voice therapy courses (4 days a week for 4 weeks) for people who have a weak voice secondary to Parkinsons Disease
  • Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) – A program to improve the strength of your vocal cords and lungs
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Emergency Voice Evaluation Service

  • For performers having urgent voice problems
  • On site and after hours service available by prior arrangement

Medical

  • Identification and management of the five factors causing vocal fold swelling
    • Allergy
    • Infection
    • Laryngeal Reflux
    • Inhaled irritants
    • Traumatic voice patterns
  • Optimal use of steroids in emergency cases for singers, actors and performers
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Office based procedures (under local anesthetic)

  • Vocal fold biopsy
  • In Office KTP Laser Laryngeal surgery
  • Vocal fold injection augmentation laryngoplasty (medialisation)
  • Vocal fold steroid injections
  • Injection therapy for spasmodic dysphonia, vocal tremor and hyperfunctional voice disorders
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Operating room procedures

  • Microlaryngoscopy and removal of vocal fold lesions
    • Polyps
    • Cysts
    • Sulcus Vocalis
    • Reinke’s oedema
    • Laryngocele
  • Endoscopic (minimally invasive) resection of vocal fold and throat cancer and precancerous growths
    • CO2 and KTP laser treatments
  • Laryngeal framework surgery
    • Medialisation laryngoplasty with goretex or silicone implants (Type I Thyroplasty)
    • Arytenoid adduction procedures
    • Vocal fold tightening to increase pitch or loosening to decrease pitch
  • Other endoscopic laryngeal / airway procedures
    • Vocal fold scar and sulcus vocalis treatments
    • Division of laryngeal webs
    • Latest treatment paradigms for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)
    • Vocal cord injection of steroid, fat, collagen or hyaluronic acid
    • Dilatation of airway narrowing (subglottic stenosis) and scar tissue reduction

 

Healing the Voice

  • Specialised protocols to optimise wound healing and prevent complications and hoarseness during and after voice surgery
    • Antioxidant protocols to reduce scar tissue
    • Structured post-surgical voice intensive rehabilitation program
      • Helps optimise recovery and get back to safe voicing quickly
      • Reduces the risk of post-surgical scarring

Our voice is our major communication tool in both our personal and professional lives. Having a voice disorder can have a huge impact on your quality of life. It is advisable to seek professional help in a specialised ENT clinic as soon as any voice issues arise especially if the voice problems persist beyond two weeks. Contact us today for further assistance and to enquire about our range of services.

 

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