Bastian Voice Institute provides care for persons with voice, swallowing, airway, and coughing disorders. This care always begins with our thorough and efficient diagnostic process, the integrative diagnostic model, which has three steps:
- patient history, the story of the problem;
- the vocal capability battery, a special kind of listening to the voice to understand its capabilities, limitations, and aberrations;
- videoendoscopy or videostroboscopy, to examine visually the structure and function of the larynx and other parts of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Taken together, these three diagnostic components help our physicians offer a precise diagnosis on the spot. The physician and patient can then begin to form an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan, relying on some combination of medical, behavioral, and surgical methods.