Vocal Fold Paralysis
Paresis/paralysis can happen at any age, from birth to advanced age, in males and females, from a variety of causes. The effect on patients could vary greatly, depending on the..
What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Diagnosis is made..
Response to TED talk: Building the musical muscle
This blog post is in response to Dr. Charles Limb’s Ted Talk. He performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech...
What is Zenker’s Diverticulum?
A diverticulum is a side pocket that forms when pharyngeal or esophageal muscle herniates. On X-ray, the diverticulum appears as a round balloon that fills with radiopaque material as the..
What is phonological awareness?
Phonological awareness is the skill of identifying and manipulating speech sounds. The skills include rhyming, alliteration, counting the number of words in a sentence, counting the syllables or parts of..