Whether you use your voice professionally or not, 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 use their voices professionally -- such as teachers, coaches, clergy members, performers, and telemarketers -- may be more likely to have voice problems.
Voice therapy can improve your voice’s health, function, quality, and stamina. That's why it's often described as "physical therapy for your voice." You may be referred for voice therapy after a joint voice evaluation by a laryngologist -- an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor with advanced training in voice disorders -- and a voice-specialized speech pathologist.
During voice therapy, your speech 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 experience:
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why we are once again recognized as the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 11 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2021–2022.