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D. Wayne Tidwell Voice, Speech and Swallowing Center at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth specializes in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals of all ages who present with a variety of voice disorders.
Persons dependent on voice use for their livelihood. These may include professional and non-professional singers, teachers, clergy, attorneys, sales representatives, actors, broadcasters, hair stylists, trainers, athletes, coaches, school-aged children, caregivers, professionals whose jobs require talking above background noise, or any individual experiencing vocal problems.
Rehabilitating injured voices, optimizing voice production, and teaching preventative care of the voice.
Individuals with persistent hoarseness, chronic cough, throat pain/discomfort, vocal strain, chronic throat clearing, changes in vocal quality, or problems with singing voice.
The patient should be prepared to answer questions about medical history, surgical history, allergies, medications, vocal use, diet, daily water intake, and vocal symptoms. After a thorough case history is obtained, an acoustical and perceptual analysis of the voice will be completed. A videostroboscopy examination, the "gold standard" in laryngological care, is often performed. Videostroboscopy simulates vibration of the vocal cords in slow-motion while the patient vocalizes.
A specialized treatment program tailored to suit each individual's needs that may include:
If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, call 1.800.4BAYLOR for more information or to schedule a voice evaluation. Insurance coverage is often provided.
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