Glottic Hiatus Closure: Diagnosis and Treatment
Glottic hiatus is a very common condition that occurs when the vocal cords are abnormally separated, resulting in a weakened voice. Diagnosis is made by laryngoscopy, which is an examination of the larynx and vocal cords. Treatment consists of a combination of therapeutic ultrasound application, vocal exercises. Phoniatric Rehabilitation, using therapeutic Ultrasound Application helps the patient learn how to control their vocal cords and use them to produce a louder sound. Vocal exercises can help strengthen the vocal cords and improve their range of motion. Surgery is the last resort when other treatments have failed and involves closing the gap between the vocal cords.