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About Ben Schiedermayer, MS, CCC-SLP
Ben Schiedermayer, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with expertise in voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. He is part of the voice and swallowing team within Head and Neck Surgery at UC San Diego Health. He enjoys evaluating and treating a wide variety of patients and has special interest in treating paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) and providing gender-affirming voice care. He has expertise in providing care to transgender and nonbinary patients.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Schiedermayer worked in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah as the manager of the Voice, Airway, Swallowing Translational (VAST) Research Lab, and as a per diem speech-language pathologist at the Voice Disorders Center. He was involved in research on topics including vocal tremor, voice disorders in airway populations (subglottic stenosis, asthma), and dysphagia ranging from pediatric screening to disordered swallowing after unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Schiedermayer also worked as a speech-language pathologist at ENT Specialists.
Schiedermayer earned his undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from Western Washington University, and his graduate degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences from the University of Arizona. He subsequently attended the Summer Vocology Institute to learn more about the science of the voice and is a National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) trained vocologist. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He is trained in SPEAK OUT! and certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Parkinson disease.
- Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
- The University of Arizona College of Science, Tucson, AZ
Date Joined Staff
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
Conditions and Treatments
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
- Voice Disorders
- Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
- Gender Affirming Voice Therapy
- Gender-Affirming Care
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement
- Airway Disorders