We help adults and children from 5 years old who have lost their voice, suffer with hoarseness, throat discomfort or have swallowing difficulties from:
- structural abnormalities of the larynx (voice box)
- muscle tension affecting the larynx
- neurological conditions
- surgical intervention (for example, nerve injuries).
We see people at outpatient clinics at Amersham, Wycombe, Thame and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals.
How to get a referral
We don’t accept direct referrals from patients or from your GP.
Our ENT team who will assess and diagnose you, and refer you for voice therapy.
When we get a referral from ENT, we’ll call you to arrange an appointment. We’ll send you a letter which will include details of your therapist and how to contact them.
How we treat your condition
One-to-one voice therapy
In your first session, we’ll assess you and look at your case history. We can usually help with your symptoms in around 6 sessions which include:
- advice and information about your diagnosis and how the normal voice works
- advice about improving your vocal health
- voice exercises to improve your vocal technique and voice quality
- recommendation to specialist services.
Voice stroboscopy clinics
We work with our ENT team to look in detail at how your larynx (voice box) works. This helps us to provide therapy that’s tailored to your individual needs.
We look in detail at your swallowing functions using a moving image (x-ray). It helps us tailor a course of therapy that meets your needs.
Laryngeal manual therapy
A form of gentle massage around your larynx which helps reduce muscle tension.
Intensive swallowing therapy
We use the McNeill intensive swallowing therapy for more severe cases where other forms of therapy may not have worked.
If you have had your larynx removed you won’t be able to speak normally, because you will no longer have vocal cords. We’ll help you to restore your voice by showing you specialist speaking techniques.