Laura Habich is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in evaluating and treating disorders that affect swallowing, voice and the upper airway. In addition to caring for patients who have head and neck cancer, she addresses neurogenic voice disorders (those involving how the nervous system affects the larynx, the organ holding the vocal cords), paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (a breathing disorder), chronic cough, irritable larynx syndrome (in which the larynx becomes abnormally sensitive to stimuli) and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). She is particularly interested in working with patients who rely on their speaking or singing voices in their professions.
Habich's research interests include the evaluation and treatment of paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder.
Habich earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Loyola University Maryland. She completed a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Habich is passionate about music. Her experiences taking private voice lessons and performing in the choral setting inform her patient care.
Loyola University Maryland, MS, Speech-Language Pathology, 2017
UW Health Voice and Swallow Clinic, 2018