The Voice and Swallowing Centre is a unique facility in Atlantic Canada.
It is a multidisciplinary facility based in the Otolaryngology Clinic
operated by the division of Otolaryngology of the Capital Health District
in partnership with the Nova Scotia
Hearing and Speech Clinic. It includes
an otolaryngologist, speech language pathologist, nutritionist and nurse.
The Centre is operated as two separate clinics.
One specializes in Voice Management with emphasis on those with voice
disorders and those who use their voice professionally (ex. singers,
teachers and actors). The Clinic offers technical, diagnostic and
voice analysis and suggests therapies, either surgical or medical.
Referrals are accepted from medical practitioners, speech language
pathologists and music teachers.
The Swallowing clinic specializes in swallowing disorders. The Clinic
offers technical diagnostic swallowing analysis to assess the risk
of aspiration and to make recommendations for either surgical or medical
intervention. Follow up is provided regarding diet changes and compensation
to improve swallowing. Referrals are accepted from medical practitioners,
speech pathologists and nutritionists.
Both clinics have video recording of examinations for reference and
feedback as well as follow up comparisons. The clinics also have access
to specialized neurological, radiographic and respiratory consulting
services. In addition, they also offer the opportunity for follow