Speech therapy for vocal cord nodules involves teaching good vocal hygiene, reducing vocal abusive behaviors (yelling, whispering, vocal overuse, etc), and treatment to alter pitch. Speech therapy is typically recommended before surgery. If patients have the vocal cord nodules removed before they correct their bad habits, the nodules will likely recur soon after surgery. Many times, a speech therapist will customize a treatment plan around the patient’s issues, including recognizing and stopping harmful voice techniques.
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