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Voice Pathologists

The voice pathologists at the NorthShore Voice Center are speech-language pathologists with specialized training and experience in treating patients with voice disorders. While singers, actors, and other professional voice users comprise a significant portion of their clientele, any patient with vocal difficulties can benefit from this focused skill-set and their collective experience. In addition to providing voice therapy, they also educate patients on preventative voice care and vocal hygiene.

Singing Voice Specialty

Something that sets the voice pathologists at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Voice Center apart from other voice care providers is their extensive backgrounds and training in the singing voice. They bring years of clinical, performance, and vocal teaching experience to their work with singers and performers. They thoughtfully blend art and science together to foster rehabilitation that is long lasting.

Christine Buth Martin, MA, CCC-SLPChristine Buth Martin, MA, CCC-SLP

Christine Buth Martin, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from Indiana University.  She has given national presentations on both the disordered and performing voice, as well as courses on videostroboscopic voice evaluation and comprehensive voice therapy.  Ms. Martin also specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy, a manual treatment aimed at releasing muscle tension through touch.  She has substantial training in classical piano and voice, as well as experience performing both musical theater and choral music. Ms. Martin has been rehabilitating patients’ voices in the Chicago area for over 20 years.