Voice and ear laboratory
The voice is the only part of the body that audibly represents us, expressing our energy level, personality, and artistic ability. For any singer, musician, actor, lawyer, teacher, master, announcer or presenter, voice and hearing are essential for the development of their profession.
When you have an altered voice, it may sound hoarse, raspy, high pitched, or changes in intensity or timbre may occur. These can be caused by disorders of the larynx or resonant cavities and are called dysphonia.
The causes of dysphonia can be various. Most are not serious and remit in no time. Prolonged changes can be caused by inappropriate and excessive use of the voice, but also by gastroesophageal reflux, harmful habits such as smoking, allergies, thyroid problems, neurological disorders or vocal trauma and even a cancer.
The voice and ear laboratory at the Maria Colomé Rhinology Clinic offers a specialized service for the diagnosis and treatment of related pathologies, led by Dr. Colomé and her team.
The phoniatrician, together with the otolaryngologist, makes a careful study. In addition to medical history, an instrumental examination and acoustic analysis of the voice, a nasal study, and lung and auditory capacity are performed.