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Welcome to the USF Health Voice Center

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USF Health was host to the 2024 Voice AI Symposium, providing a unique opportunity to hear from voice and AI experts on the innovations, standards and direction for using voice as a biomarker for health.

Learn more about how the Bridge to AI Voice Symposium advances the use of voice and AI in health care.

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We are building the first center of its kind for innovative voice, speech, hearing and balance care. This new center will integrate clinical care, research and technology across professions and disciplines to discover new therapies, treatments and approaches to change lives. Help us bring our vision to life. 

The Multidisciplinary Approach  

USF Health Voice Center

The USF Health Voice Center is the only multidisciplinary academic voice center in the Tampa Bay Area. Our mission is to provide state of the art, personalized, compassionate, and evidence-based care to patients with voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders.

Our center is committed to treating patients with a multidisciplinary team approach focused on patient-centered care while integrating innovation and standardized algorithms of care to optimize the patient experience and produce positive outcomes.

Custom Care

Our center is proud to provide multidisciplinary care to all our patients with voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders. All patients are assessed jointly by a laryngologist and a speech pathologist to provide optimal diagnosis and management.

We recognize that every patient is unique, with specific needs. Our team of providers customizes a care plan to suit the specific needs of every patient.

Our team is part of multidisciplinary collaborations through our partners at USF Health and Tampa General Hospital.


Providers of the USF Voice Center treat all conditions related to voice, upper airway and swallowing disorders including:

  • Airway Disorders
  • Benign Voice Lesions (Nodules, Polyps Cysts)
  • Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Care of the professional voice
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cricopharyngeal Hypertrophy 
  • Cricopharyngeal Spasm
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Throat Clearing
  • Dysphagia/Swallowing Problem 
  • Dysphonia/Voice Problem
  • Essential Voice Tremor
  • Gender-Affirming voice care
  • Glottic Stenosis
  • Irritable Larynx Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer 
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Leukoplakia 
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
  • Pre-cancerous Lesions and Early Laryngeal Cancer
  • Presbyphonia or Aging Voice
  • Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Reinke's Edema 
  • Retrograde Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction (RCPD) / No Burp Syndrome 
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia or Laryngeal Dysfunction
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Sulcus Vocalis
  • Tracheostomy Dependence
  • Unilateral vocal fold paralysis
  • Upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction or spasm
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)/Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion (PVFM)
  • Vocal Fold Atrophy 
  • Vocal Fold Granuloma 
  • Vocal Hemorrhage 
  • Vocal Fatigue 
  • Vocal Fold Scar 
  • Zenker’s Diverticulum

The evaluation of a voice disorder may include a combination of tests. We also work closely with our ENT, allergy, and pulmonary faculty.

  • A videostroboscopy
  • Laryngeal function testing
  • Cough spirometry testing
  • Expiratory/inspiratory muscle strength testing.
  • Feminization voice surgery
  • In-office laryngeal procedures
  • Modified Barium Swallow Study
  • Pharyngeal Manometry
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Tracheal and Crico-tracheal resection
  • Thyroplasty
  • Voice evaluation with acoustic and aerodynamic measure
  • Voice therapy for voice disorders
  • Biofeedback treatment with surface electromyography (sEMG)
  • Lingual strengthening with biofeedback using a portable device
  • LSVT LOUD to treat Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)
  • Respiratory training for improved cough and swallow function –Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST)
  • Specialized voice therapy for professional voice users (singers, actors, voice actors)
  • Swallow strengthening exercise
  • Swallowing Therapy including education regarding your swallowing diagnosis
  • Upper Airway Therapy for ILO/PVFM and chronic cough/throat clearing
  • Voice Therapy including education regarding your vocal diagnosis

Meet our Experts 

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Located at the USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare (STC)
ENT Clinic, 2nd Floor
2 Tampa General Cir.
Tampa, FL 33606

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Grateful Patient

Reflecting on the pivotal role Dr. Bensoussan played in his recovery, stating, “She did what nobody else would do, and did what everyone said couldn’t be done.” - James Peach, Grateful Patient

Learn more about how the USF Health Voice Center gives patients a better life.

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