Loss of voice, fluctuating hoarseness, or deepening of the voice are common throat complaints with a variety of causes. The sound of own voice starts in lungs with air pressure that is pushed past the delicate vibratory structures of the vocal cords and then further modulated and given resonance within the throat and mouth. The vocal cords have a critical role of creating smooth symmetric vibrations allowing us to speak with clear voice.
Disturbances of the vocal cords include infection, nodules, swelling, scarring, tumors and nerve disorders. Evaluation with a simple fiberoptic scope in the office will reveal the cause of hoarseness. Our physicians will recommend a multidimensional treatment plan and schedule a follow up visit to ensure improvement.