Laryngology is the study of the larynx, or voice box. It is an area that has become increasingly complex as we learn more about the voice.
People who study Laryngology fall into one of a few categories:
Physician: physicians who study Laryngology have completed the following steps to become a laryngologist:
- Medical school
- Residency training in Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
- Fellowship training in Laryngology
Speech language pathologist: professionals with an undergraduate and graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders. They work with the physician to design a treatment program for those suffering from voice disorders. Treatment focuses on speech techniques and support mechanisms.
Vocal coach: training is variable and can range from undergraduate degree in music to post-graduate studies. Knowledge of vocal anatomy and the science of voice is also variable but those who excel in vocal coaching ability often have studied elements of Laryngology to improve their work.