Whether you use your voice professionally or in everyday conversation, voice therapy can play an essential role in restoring and strengthening your voice. Duke Voice Care offers comprehensive voice therapy at locations in Durham and Raleigh. We are one of the few programs in the Southeast with a team of skilled voice specialists who have the advanced training and experience to ensure you receive the best possible care and return quickly to your normal voice activities.
About Voice Therapy
Anyone can develop a voice problem at any stage of life. People who are in professions that place demands on their voice -- such as teachers, coaches, clergy members, performers, and telemarketers -- may be more likely to have voice problems.
Voice therapy can improve the health, function, quality, and stamina of your voice. That's why it's often described as "physical therapy for your voice." You may be referred for voice therapy after a voice evaluation by a laryngologist -- an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor with advanced training in voice disorders -- and a speech-language pathologist who identify a problem that can be treated by adjusting your vocal behaviors and lifestyle.
During voice therapy, your speech-language pathologist will create an exercise program tailored to your specific voice problem, to help you get your voice back on track. It will take expert guidance from your therapist and consistent practice at home to reach your goal. You'll learn how to rebalance your entire vocal instrument -- for example, how to use breath to speak, and how relaxing the throat can help you produce your easiest and best sound.
Voice therapy can also help you improve your voice if you suffer from:
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
In addition, Duke University Hospital is proud to be named the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 10 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.