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 Phoniatric Outpatient Clinic

Contact information

Street address

Tyks, U-hospital
(building 3)
Entrance A, 9th floor
Kiinamyllynkatu 4–8, Turku

Office hours

Mon to Fri: 8 am to 3 pm


02 313 9967
nurse of Phoniatric Outpatient Clinic

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

 Phoniatric Outpatient Clinic

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We examine and treat diseases of the larynx and the voice and swallowing disorders caused by the diseases. Our most essential patient group is adults with voice disorders. We also examine children's voice disorders, but special problems of children's speech and language development belong to the paediatric neurology unit in our hospital district.

Patients are admitted by a doctor's referral, which determines our assessment of the urgency of treatment. The outpatient ward is based on scheduled appointments during office hours. A clinic fee is collected from your visit.

It is a good idea to reserve 1-2 hours for the first visit to the phoniatric outpatient ward. There is no need to prepare specifically for examinations at the outpatient clinic – you are allowed to eat and take medicines normally on the day of the examination.

Most common diseases of the larynx and acute voice disorders are treated in all ear, nose and throat units of our hospital district. Especially in the case of prolonged or otherwise problematic situations the special competence of phoniatric outpatient ward doctors and speech therapists might be required.

There is high-quality stroboscopy equipment at the Tyks phoniatric ward, which enables accurate diagnostics. The phoniatric outpatient clinic also plans the necessary phonosurgical procedures and performs post-operative follow-up.

Phoniatria is a specialist in voice and speech disorders in particular, and a phoniatrician is a specialist in that field. At Tyks Phoniatric Outpatient Clinic, the duty of the physician is to to determine the cause of the voice disorder, swallowing disorder, or other laryngeal problem and make a treatment plan. Our doctors are not only phoniatricians but also ear, nose and throat specialists and experienced in laryngeal surgery.

Speech therapists are certified health care professionals who have completed a master’s degree (MA) from the speech therapy degree program. The speech therapist performs speech, voice, and swallowing therapy once the cause of the disorder has been determined.

People in charge:

Head physician of phoniatrics and ear, nose and throat diseases Miia Ruuskanen
Specialist physician of phoniatrics and ear, nose and throat diseases Jonna Kuuskoski
Specialist physician of phoniatrics and ear, nose and throat diseases Hanna Freiberg
Physicians' appointments are booked through the nurse of the phoniatrics outpatient clinic, tel. 02 313 9967.

Director of speech therapy Katja Saarela, tel. 02 313 5846
Speech therapist Tarja Karttunen, tel. 02 313 0549
Speech therapist Riitta Puurunen, tel. 02 313 1529

We are part of the Tyks Operational Division of Surgery and Cancer Diseases.

Päivitetty: 19/05/2021 13:07