This analysis is performed in the sound laboratory, computerized sound analyzer. For a certain period of time, the patient is asked to form ‘a’ phonation at constant frequency and intensity. This sound is recorded and analyzed in computer environment. In addition, voice analysis enables the evaluation of the voice before and after voice surgeries and provides an objective evaluation of the results.
Vocal disorders may be caused by misuse and misuse of a person's voice, nodules, polyps, cysts, granulomas, vocal cord paralysis, sulcus vocalis, tuberculosis, reinke’s edema, not paying attention to vocal hygiene, vocal cord surgeries, upper respiratory tract infections, excessive smoking and alcohol use.
In people with voice disorders; breathlessness while talking, inability to speak in desired time, pain in the throat, feeling of pain or tension, feeling of stuck in the throat, inadequate or frequently experienced hoarseness, complete disappearance of sound, more treble (thin) or deep (thick) than normal It is seen that there are situations such as the sound, cracking / roughness of the sound, difficulty in speaking / singing loudly, and deterioration of the sound during the day or towards the weekend.
Voice therapy aims to reduce / eliminate functional disorders of vocal cords and to treat structural diseases. With voice therapy, it is ensured that the person is able to use his / her voice in the most efficient and effective manner.
In some diseases, voice therapy is used as a treatment alone, in others it is combined with medication or surgery. Voice exercises are performed with piano and supported by physical exercises. Breathing power is increased by teaching the patient the correct breathing techniques.
He is informed about what changes he should make about his life and behavior to ensure sound hygiene. After therapy, home exercises are given and continuity of treatment is provided.
Voice therapy; sulcus vocalis (innate thinning and scratches on the vocal cords), puberphonia (or mutational falsetto; continuation of the thin voice after the age of puberty) in order to achieve the highest possible capacity after vocal cord surgery, and continuous use of sound (especially teacher, singer) (in the case of professional use of the voice, such as the call center element), in the case of sound weakness or no sound at all, in the vocal cord nodules. Sound therapy plays an important role in preventing the recurrence of sound damage.
Patient compliance is very important in the success of voice therapy. The success rate is very high in patients who are able to sustain what they have learned.
It is important that the patients do not smoke, take plenty of fluids, avoid dusty, dirty, smoky environments, humidify the environment, use it without fatigue, stay away from stress, not laugh and cough loudly.