The Bowling Green State University Voice Clinic offers assessment and treatment of voice disorders, including hoarse/raspy/breathy voice, vocal tension/strain, laryngitis, inappropriate pitch, vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord nodules, laryngectomy, etc. Special emphasis is available for problems with the performing voice such as singers or professional speakers.
A customized voice treatment program is developed to address the vocal concerns and the demands of each individual. Voice therapy may include tasks that focus on education about the voice, vocal hygiene, achieving best pitch, using appropriate breath support, speech rate, comfortable pitch and loudness levels, and decreasing muscle tension.
Do you have a voice disorder?
- Do you become hoarse frequently?
- Do you have a hoarse voice that lasts for an extended period of time (weeks, months)?
- Do you lose your voice after talking for a long period of time?
- Does your voice sound “different”? ( nasal, stuffy, etc.)
- Do you have a breathy voice?
- Does it hurt to talk for long periods of time?
- Do you experience vocal fatigue after talking?
- Is your voice too high or too low when speaking?
If any of these symptoms last longer than three weeks, you should seek advice from your family doctor, your Ear/Nose/Throat doctor, or a speech-language pathologist (therapist).
Treatment for voice disorders will vary depending on the cause of the problem. Most voice disorders can be successfully treated when identified and treated early.
Referrals / Appointments
The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic accepts referrals from all sources including self-referral. The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment or inquire about services, contact the clinic at 419-372-2515, or E-mail the clinic.
The BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a non-profit organization and provides services at reasonable rates. Fees for services are used to maintain Clinic operations and purchase clinical materials. The Federal Register/Child Nutrition Programs-Income Eligibility Guidelines allow the clinic to offer an adjustable fee schedule for speech-language services that is based on family income and size.