Laryngology and Voice : Laryngology Voice Evaluation

Laryngology Voice Evaluation

Our vocal assessments are performed by a team including board-certified laryngologists and specialized speech pathologists with expertise in voice. Please arrive at least a half-hour ahead of your scheduled appointment time in order to allow for check-in and intake.
Here is what you might expect to occur at your initial voice evaluation:

INTAKE

A nurse will meet with you, briefly discuss your medical history (including current medications and past surgical/medical history) and will take your temperature, blood pressure and weight.

HISTORY OF THE PROBLEM

A speech pathologist or resident physician will then meet with you to learn about your voice complaints and related medical history.

ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS OF VOICE SAMPLE

The speech pathologist will record a sample of your voice, which will be analyzed to determine acoustic parameters related to pitch, regularity, and voice quality.

LARYNGEAL IMAGING: LARYNGOSCOPY WITH STROBOSCOPY (ORAL or TRANSNASAL)

In order to assess your vocal folds, laryngeal imaging will be completed via rigid (through the mouth) or flexible (through the nose) laryngoscopy. These procedures do not require any preparatory measures such as fasting. The exam is completed within about 5 minutes.

ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING FOR FURTHER MANAGEMENT

Once all of the appropriate information is gathered and all procedures are completed, the laryngologist, speech pathologist and you will speak about the results of the procedures, your diagnosis, and possible options for treatment, if necessary.