• Why dysphagia therapy?

    June is Dysphagia Awareness Month. It translates to dys- (disordered) and -phagia (swallowing). Problems can range from severe instances of a complete inability to swallow to mild discomfort when swallowing. Some people complain of coughing on liquids. Others say…

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  • 3 Stages of Swallowing

    Did you know swallowing is a complex function? Swallowing occurs in a series of sequential steps including the oral phase, pharyngeal phase and the esophageal phase. These are the “3 stages of swallowing”. First, the oral phase (what happens in the mouth) focusing…

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  • May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month

    The month of May brings Better Hearing and Speech into focus to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech and encouraging action if it is thought there might be a problem. Treatment can then be…

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  • Happy World Voice Day!

    Happy World Voice Day! World Voice Day is April 16. Every year on April 16, otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day (WVD). World Voice Day encourages men and women, young…

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