Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
The goal of treatment for dysphonia is to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, there is currently no treatment to cure dysphonia.
Dysphonia Treatment in Burlington, VT
University of Vermont Medical Group providers will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Treatment options include:
- Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections
- Behavioral therapy
- Augmentative devices
Botulinum Toxin Injection Treatment for Dysphonia
Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is a common treatment for dysphonia. We inject a small amount of the medication into the muscles of your larynx. The medication weakens those muscles, improving your voice. Typically, you need to come back every three to four months for another injection.
Behavioral Therapy for Dysphonia
If you have a mild case of dysphonia, behavioral therapy may help improve symptoms. In certain cases, we may recommend psychological counseling to help you manage and live with the disorder.
Talk to your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for an augmentative device to help you communicate better. Certain devices can help make your voice louder or clearer. There is even technology that you can add to your cell phone to help you communicate more effectively.
Surgery for Dysphonia
We may recommend surgery if other, less invasive treatments have failed. If you have not found sufficient relief through other therapy methods, we will discuss with you the risks and benefits of surgery on the larynx.
Learn more about dysphonia diagnosis.
Find a Fletcher Allen physician or call 802-847-4535.