The Chicago Institute for Voice Care at UI Health is a leading program for the diagnosis, treatment — including surgery — and therapy for disorders of the voice. We offer state-of-the-art evaluation for patients with a variety of vocal issues, and we pride ourselves on community outreach, education on voice care, and the scientific exploration of all aspects of voice production.
Unique to humans, the voice communicates, inspires, educates, and entertains. It is our mission to maximize each voice according to the patient's needs — whether the individual is a professional voice user or a vocal performer. All voices are welcome!
Areas of Expertise
From vocal fatigue to reflux disease, we specialize in medical disorders that can impair the voice. We are skilled in treating paralyzed cords (vocal folds), chronic hoarseness, spasmodic dysphonia, and chronic throat irritation. We offer medical and speech services to restore your vocal strength and confidence, and our
experienced otolaryngologists individualize care and treatment to each patient’s unique situation.
Who We Treat
- Vocal fold paralysis
- Reflux laryngitis
- Vocal fatigue
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Voice tremor
- Voice care services
Who We See
- Radio hosts and personalities
- Fitness Instructors
- Sales professionals
- Laryngeal videostroboscopy
- Glutathione and IV nutrient therapy
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR, GERD)
- Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy
- Laryngeal electromyography (EMG)
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Laser surgery for vocal cords/folds
- Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE)
- Voice evaluation and therapy outline
- Voice disorders due to overuse or misuse
- Neurological voice disorders
- Other voices issues
Our team of highly trained professionals uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest scientific research to make diagnoses, and provides each patient a personalized plan to restore and maintain their voice.
H. Steven Sims, MD
Jeffrey YU, MD
Vanessa Lucas, CMA
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
1855 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
To make an appointment,
please call 866.600.CARE
Chicago Institute for Voice Care
60 E. Delaware St., Suite 1422
Chicago, IL 60611