Audiology & Speech Language Pathology A variety of conditions or injuries may leave some patients with significant deficits in their ability to speak and communicate effectively. Inspira Rehab Care treats patients to help improve quality of life. Licensed speech pathologists and audiologists who are specially trained and experienced to improve speech function and communication skills in adults and children. Patients may have the following conditions: Speech and sound articulation dysfunction Chewing and swallowing problems Oral/motor issues Oral cancer Throat cancer Vocal nodules, polyps Dysphagia Middle ear dysfunction Tinnitus Central auditory processing problems LSVT Loud program for Parkinson’s patients offered at Woodbury The Speech Language Pathology department incorporates the use of Vital Stim® technique for its patients. VitalStim Therapy® is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. It was developed in response to the 15 million Americans living with dysphagia today. VitalStim® Therapy is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared to market by the FDA in December 2002. The therapy uses specifically designed electrodes applied to the muscles of the throat to promote proper swallowing. Inspira Rehab Care Audiology and Speech Language Pathology departments work closely with area employers for hearing conservation efforts and audiologic baseline testing studies, as well as local school systems for enhanced one to one therapy not offered in classroom setting. Audiology services are offered only at Rehabilitation at Inspira Health Center Vineland. Outpatient Speech Language Pathology Services are available at Inspira Health Center Vineland Inspira Medical Center Elmer and Woodbury. See Locations page.