The voice is an expression of the soul and is an essential part of daily life.
Voice problems are common and can have dramatic physical and emotional consequences affecting a person’s quality of life. Voice changes may also be the first signs of other underlying medical problems, even cancer.
At Lakeshore Professional Voice Center we take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of voice disorders. We have a highly specialized voice team and use state of the art equipment to take care of people with the most complex voice problems.
The larynx, commonly known as the “voice box”, serves other vital functions. It provides an airway passage into the lungs, and protects the lungs from other contents entering, such as food and drink (aspiration). At the Lakeshore Professional Voice Center we care for all laryngeal disorders, involving voice, swallowing and airway problems.
The Voice Team
Lakeshore Professional Voice Center is directed by Dr Adam Rubin, a fellowship-trained Laryngologist and former professional actor and singer.
Laryngologist: Adam D. Rubin, M.D. Dr. Rubin graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with degrees in Theater Studies and Economics. He received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School. >> More
Jean Skeffington, M.A., CCC-SLP, Voice Pathologist/Singing Voice Specialist, joined the team at Lakeshore Professional Voice Center in March of 2014. She specializes in the rehabilitation of injured speaking, singing, and performing voices. >> More
Care for the Professional Voice
Over the past 30 years, our understanding of and ability to treat voice problems have increased dramatically largely due to the interdisciplinary collaboration of otolaryngologists, speech language and voice pathologists, singing and acting teachers, and performers. A new medical subspecialty emerged, laryngology, to raise the level of care for voice patients. The laryngologist and voice pathologist work together as a “voice team” to provide sophisticated voice care.
The voice team at Lakeshore Professional Voice Center has extensive experience working with professional voice users such as; singers, speakers, lecturers, and others whose livelihoods depend on their voices can be assured of receiving the finest in clinical evaluation and treatment.
The staff of the Lakeshore Professional Voice Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to your voice problems to provide you with the best opportunity for a healthy voice. Services offered include:
The Voice Laboratory
At Lakeshore Professional Voice Center we have an expert voice team and the latest technology to obtain detailed objective and perceptual analysis of the voice. We use strobovideolaryngoscopy to image the vocal folds and evaluate their fine structure, as well as computerized voice analysis and aerodynamic studies to help us identify any factors contributing to your vocal problems.
What happens at the first visit?