Some may think only certain professionals need to take special measures for their voice, such as actors or singers. In reality, everyone needs to take care of their voice and pay attention when there is a problem.
There are many people besides entertainers who depend on their voices for their livelihood. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, salespeople, and public speakers oftentimes use their voices all day, every day. This heavy use can put you at risk for developing voice problems. About 17.9 million adults in the United States say they have a problem with their voice, according to the National Institutes of Health. Some of these conditions can be avoided if you practice certain voice care techniques.
Who is a Candidate?
Everyone should give their voice a chance to rest from time to time. However, if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should immediately seek voice care:
- Frequent need to clear throat
- Lost ability to sing high notes you once could
- Painful to talk
- Throat often feels raw, achy, or strained
- Voice has become deeper
- Voice has become hoarse or raspy
What to Expect
We create a customized treatment and ongoing management plan to fit your lifestyle and needs. We also understand that you may have voice needs outside of normal business hours and are happy to work with you to accommodate vocal emergencies with professionalism and discretion.
Why Choose UHealth?
Ranked No. 28 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the team’s dedication to excellence in research patient care and outcomes. Surgeons, audiologists, biomedical engineers, speech pathologists, researchers, and psychologists collaborate with many research programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to deliver the best possible multidisciplinary care to pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat patients.
Customized treatment from a multidisciplinary team. We work with you to understand your condition and your vocal goals so we can craft a customized treatment plan that makes the most sense for you. When therapy is needed, we develop a personalized therapy program based on your specific situation and tailored to your needs and goals. Our multidisciplinary team works alongside you for the long term to ensure that you receive comprehensive treatment and get your voice back.
World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.
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