In Phoniatrics, we handle sound, speech and language dysfunctions.
We also treat swallowing disorders and various symptoms of the larynx.
Voice dysfunctions may be due to an organic problem, such as infection or swelling in the vocal cords. Sometimes the underlying reason may be in poor voice technique. Moreover, sometimes the required tasks can be unreasonable for the voice.
Speech and language dysfunctions usually occur in children: a child's speech and language may not develop at the same pace as their other skills. For some children, language difficulties lead to learning difficulties later in life. Our clinic also treats dysfunctions in the flow of speed, such as stammer.
At HUS, we treat severe dysfunctions of voice, speech, and language. Treatment at our clinic requires a physician’s referral. Mild dysfunctions can be treated at local health centers.