Voice Therapy

Our voice is part of what makes us who we are. It's also our primary means of communicating. When our voice is affected by disease or injury, it can significantly impact daily life.

The skilled speech-language pathologists at North Kansas City Hospital can help patients with neurological and other voice disorders.

Common Voice Disorder Causes

  • Overuse of the voice
  • Vocally abusive behaviors (screaming, shouting, chronic coughing and throat clearing)
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
  • 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 Voice Disorder Symptoms

  • Vocal hoarseness/raspiness/breathiness
  • Decreased vocal loudness
  • Reduced pitch range
  • Lowered pitch for everyday voicing
  • Any other significant change in vocal quality

Personalized Therapy for Voice Disorders

The first step is to have your vocal folds assessed by an ear, nose and throat doctor, or otolaryngologist. The otolaryngologist can provide a referral for our outpatient speech and language therapy services.

Find an otolaryngologist

Our experienced and specially-trained speech-language pathologists work one-on-one with patients to develop a treatment program that meets their specific needs. They use state-of-the-art tools to treat voice disorders.

  • Visi-Pitch software helps SLPs evaluate vocal cord function.
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT Big® and LSVT Loud®) programs are specifically for people with Parkinson's disease. We have several certified LSVT physical, occupational and speech therapists on staff.

Contact Us

Get more information on voice therapy at North Kansas City Hospital by calling 816-691-1795.