Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Muscle Tension Dysphonia, a type of vocal hyperfunction, is characterized by excessive musculoskeletal tension in the throat. Tenderness and even pain in the throat are often experienced due to this increase in muscle tension. The pitch of the voice may be inappropriately high. And while severity differs depending upon several factors, the voice is often rough or strained but may also sound weak or breathy. This problem can be successfully treated with voice therapy.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist, Matthew K. Frank, MS, CCC-SLP, has clinical experience diagnosing and treating this voice disorder. If you feel that you are experiencing some of the symptoms described here, professional assessment and treatment in our comfortable outpatient setting may be appropriate. Please make an appointment today at (801) 328-2522.

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Please make an appointment today at (801) 328­.2522.

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