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Voice Clinic

The SIU Voice Clinic is dedicated exclusively to the diagnosis, treatment and management of laryngeal and voice disorders. Services are available for people with vocal misuse and overuse syndromes, recurrent laryngitis, spasmodic dysphonia, swallowing problems, vocal cord paralysis, aging voice, cancer of the vocal cord, scarred vocal cords and benign vocal cord growths.

Obtaining an Appointment

Patients may be referred by their physician or may refer themselves. To request information or make an appointment, call 217-545-8000.

Billing and Insurance Questions

The SIU Voice Center accepts Medicare, private insurance and many managed health care plans. Voice therapy is not always covered by health insurance. If you have any questions, please call patient billing at 217-545-8000.

Services and Tests

Patients are seen by a laryngologist and speech pathologist with special training in voice disorders. Tests may include a video of the larynx, voice recording and interpretation, and measurement of airflow and pressure during speech. A complete physical exam of the throat and larynx is also done. The complete exam usually takes 45 minutes to one hour. Most therapy is completed within two months. Treatment Patient treatment plans usually include medication, surgery and/or voice therapy. Frequently, it is a multi-factorial combination of voice therapy and medical management.

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