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The Center For Voice

The Center for Voice at Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Northwestern Medicine Department of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Our purpose is:

  • To advance the state of the art of clinical laryngology through coordinated care, the introduction of emerging technologies and research
  • To provide a foundation for education of patients, primary care physicians, residents and interns in all areas related to voice disorders
  • To foster collaborative interdisciplinary basic and applied research in laryngology

The Center for Voice allows for the total evaluation and treatment of the patient with voice problems among a diverse group of medical specialists. Our treatment philosophy is centered on eliminating causative factors for the voice disorder, in addition to addressing factors that may benefit from medical and surgical intervention.


Services available through our facilities include:

  • Digital videostroboscopy and electroglottography
  • Laryngeal electromyography
  • Coordinated clinic for botulinum toxin injection of patients with laryngeal dystonias
  • State-of-the-art surgical services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for laryngeal microsurgery and laryngeal framework surgery
  • Comprehensive otolaryngologic evaluation and treatment
  • Audiologic services, including hearing protection, aids and monitors for the performing artist
  • Standardized referral patterns for patients in need of evaluation by Gastroenterology, Neurology, Allergy, Pulmonary Medicine, Voice and Speech Trainers and Singing Coaches
  • Educational services
  • An integrated research program involving both clinical and basic science research

    Related Resources

    The following information is provided by affiliated members of the Center for Voice at Northwestern, the Department of Otolaryngology, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders:

    The following information is provided by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Inc: