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Voice & Swallow Services (Clinical Voice Center) 

The UK Clinical Voice Center provides state-of-art diagnostic evaluation, treatment and management of conditions related to hoarseness, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), shortness of breath, speech, and other voice and airway disorders. Our multidisciplinary team includes speech-language pathologists and otolaryngologists with a specialization in the area of voice. Read a patient success story >

Patient appointments

Request an appointment online or call  859-257-0143  

Clinic location

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B317, Third Floor, Wing C 
740 S. Limestone 
Lexington KY 40536-0284

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This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »

 

What problems does the Clinical Voice Center treat?

The Clinical Voice Center provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art services for individuals of all ages, from newborns to senior citizens.

The conditions treated include:

Hoarseness  
• Vocal nodules, cysts, polyps
• Vocal fold paralysis
• Vocal fold cancer
• Vocal fold papilloma
• Spasmodic dysphonia
• Muscle tension dysphonia
• Shortness of Breath / Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
• Paradoxical vocal fold motion
Chronic Cough and/or Chronic Throat Clearing
• Cleft Lip and Palate
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
• Speech difficulty stemming from Parkinson’s disease (using Lee Silverman Voice Therapy)

State-of-the-Art Procedures

The Clinical Voice Center is equipped with leading-edge technology for the assessment and treatment of voice and airway disorders.

Procedures used include:

• Comprehensive voice assessment
• Stroboscopy
• High-speed digital endoscopy
• Flexible fiberoptic examination of vocal folds and airway
• Computerized voice and speech acoustic assessment
• Quantitative assessment of breathing function for voice
• Flexible nasendoscopy for assessment of velopharyngeal function
• Nasometry
• Flexible endoscopic examination of swallowing (FEES)
• Modified barium swallow study
• Laryngeal electromyography (EMG)

 

Page last updated: 7/1/2013 5:09:29 PM

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