Conditions We Treat

The Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center treats children with a broad range of conditions.

Dr. Dohar reviews a case with Dr. Todd Wine, pediatric otolaryngology fellow, and Beverly Richert, PhD, CRNP, nurse coordinator of the Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center.


The Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center treats children with a broad range of conditions affecting the larynx, including:
  • Scratchy, weak, raspy, hoarse, or breathy voice
  • Difficulty with loudness
  • Increased effort to talk
  • Pain or discomfort with speaking or singing
  • Voice fatigue (worsening voice quality or discomfort with voice use)
  • Change in singing voice
  • Prolonged voice changes or unchanged voice quality in relation to puberty
  • Frequent laryngitis
  • Muscle tension dysphonia (feeling tightness in the throat / straining while voicing or speaking)
  • Changes in voice after trauma or surgery to the neck, throat ,or larynx
  • Vocal fold granulomas / nodules
  • Vocal fold edema (swelling)
  • Laryngeal and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, or RRP
  • Other changes to the vocal folds and how they move
  • Performance voice
  • Vocal resonance
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties or disorders)

Read about what will happen at your first visit to the Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center.