Track: Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology

Phoniatrics & Pedaudiology


Phoniatrics is the study and treatment of organs involved in speech, voice, throat (larynx), vocal cords, language, hearing, swallowing disorders and lungs. Problems treated in phoniatrics include dysfunction of the vocal cords, cancer of the vocal cords or larynx, inability to control the speech organs properly (speech disorders), and vocal loading problems.

Pedaudiology treated hearing disorders for children. The most frequent risk factors craniofacial anomalies, premature birth < 32 weeks of pregnancy and syndromes. Most important medical specialties that contribute to phoniatrics are otorhinolaryngology, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, dentistry, gastroenterology, geriatrics, endocrinology, radiology, genetics and physical therapy.

Voice Disorders
Hearing Disorders
Swallowing Disorders
Speech and Language Disorders 
Encompass Articulation Disorders
Pediatric Audiology

Related Societies: Oceania Association of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies | Australian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Balkan Society of Otorhinolaryngology | Bolivian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology | Brazilian Society of Head and Neck | Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology | Chilean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists | Iraqi Kurdistan Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | The South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery