Top Hospitals: Voice

It’s not just singers and actors who abuse their voices. Any of us can wake up one day and have difficulty speaking. Penn Center for Voice is the place to go to diagnose the problem, whether it’s medical or stress-related, and find individualized treatment. That can be as simple as behavioral modification or medication; more serious cases — vocal polyps, vocal cord paralysis, narrowing of the trachea or larynx, throat cancer — may require surgery (811 Spruce Street, 800-789-7366, pennhealth.com/voice).