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.