The Clinical Center for Voice Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides state-of-the-art care for patients with voice disorders and other conditions affecting the larynx and airway.
The voice is really the window to your soul.’’Ted Mau, M.D.
Clinical Center for Voice Care
The Voice Center targets professionals who rely on their voices – singers, actors, public speakers, lawyers, preachers, and teachers – as well as seniors or anyone else experiencing vocal difficulties.
Our team consists of fellowship-trained laryngologists, speech-language pathologists with expertise in voice disorders, and singing voice specialists. We treat a wide variety of voice, speech, and swallowing disorders, including benign and malignant vocal cord lesions, vocal cord paralysis, bowing (atrophy), spasmodic dysphonia and vocal tremor.
Common causes for voice problems include overuse, misuse and abuse. Chronic coughing, exposure of the vocal cords to various irritants, and musculoskeletal tension can negatively impact the voice. In addition, neurologic disorders such as spasmodic dysphonia, Parkinson’s disease, and vocal tremor can contribute to vocal dysfunction.
The Voice Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services, including:
In addition to treating patients, our staff also conducts research in the field of laryngology and voice care. Education and outreach are also part of the voice center’s mission.