Phoniatrics is a medical specialisation that deals with voice, language, speech, hearing and swallowing diseases and disorders. Phoniatrics also encompasses pronunciation, reading and spelling difficulties, verbal fluency disorders (stuttering) or nasal speech in children, adolescents and adults. Head or neck tumour operations (e.g. after thyroid surgery) can cause disorders that affect the voice, speech or swallowing.

These are also part of the field of phoniatrics. Phoniatrics specialists work closely with other specialists in neurology and maxillofacial surgery and with paediatricians, educational experts and speech therapists. As well as providing treatment, phoniatrics specialists also work, for example, with actors, singers and presenters to prevent any strain on the voice that may cause disease (e.g. voice training). 

Why choose Hirslanden


Phoniatrics is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our phoniatrics specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!