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. Most common diseases of the larynx and acute voice disorders can be treated in all ear, nose and throat units of our hospital district, but 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. Phonosurgical procedures and follow-up observation are planned at the phoniatric outpatient ward.
A phoniatrician is a specialist physician of speech and voice disorders. The duty of the physician is to discover the cause of voice disorders and create a treatment plan.
Speech therapists are licensed professionals of health care, who have completed a master's degree (MA). The speech therapist performs voice, speech and swallowing therapy after the cause of the disorder has been discovered.
People in charge:
Head physician of phoniatrics Miia Ruuskanen
Specialist physician of ear, nose and throat diseases, specialising physician of phoniatrics Jonna Kuuskoski.
Director of speech therapy Katja Saarela, MA, tel. 02 313 5846
Speech therapist Tarja Karttunen, MA, 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.