The study of the causes and treatments of various dysfunctions of the vocal cords, larynx (such as cancer of the larynx), mouth or lungs that most often result in speech disorders.

Alternative labels

causes and treatments of dysfunctions of vocal cords, larynx, mouth or lungs
physical causes of speech disorders
study and treatment of organs involved in speech production
treatment of speech disorders

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Phoniatrics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Speech and language therapist: Speech and language therapists focus on the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication and swallowing disorders in people of all ages in order to help them maintain, promote, improve, initiate, or recover the ability to communicate both verbally and nonverbally. They address the development of language, speech, vocal and hearing functions, and disorders and disabilities in the cranial, facial, and oral area.

Optional knowledge

Phoniatrics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Phoniatrics – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022