Archive for the ‘Voice Clinic’ Category

Vocal Cord Augmentation

February 8th, 2018 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Vocal Cord Augmentation

Why will you need vocal cord Augmentation? One of the main things that happen as we get older is we lose muscle bulk. We lose muscle bulk not only in our arms and legs, but also in our voice box. This tends to manifest usually with increasing tiredness of voice, loss of volume, and breathiness […]

Voice changes in puberty

January 10th, 2018 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Voice changes in puberty

Until the onset of puberty, the voice boxes of males and females are the same and their voices sound the same. With the onset of puberty, several changes take place. The voice boxes of males become bigger from front to back; the angle of the Adam’s apple becomes narrower in males, so the Adam’s apple […]

Vocal Nodules

December 14th, 2017 by admin in Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Vocal Nodules

Vocal nodules are the most common cause of hoarseness in children, and a very common cause of hoarseness in adults. Nodules develop in the vocal cords with inappropriate voice use, usually associated with shouting or screaming. These little nodules are like calluses on your hands. They are benign and if the inappropriate vocal use is […]

Hoarseness in the elderly

November 8th, 2017 by admin in Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Hoarseness in the elderly

As we get less young, we lose muscle tone all over our body including our voice box. Our vocal cords which when we are younger are taut, become somewhat bowed. This is associated with several features including hoarseness of voice, inability to project and vocal fatigue or tiredness when speaking for long periods of time. […]

Hoarseness – Shall I be concerned?

August 9th, 2017 by admin in Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Hoarseness – Shall I be concerned?

Hoarseness is a symptom. It is not a disease. It is a general term that describes any abnormalities in how the voice sounds. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, soft, or there may be a pitch, such as a high pitch or low pitch. Changes in sounds that are heard are usually […]

Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

July 5th, 2017 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

Remember that change of voice for over a week, particularly when you have not had an upper respiratory tract infection, can be an indicator of significant laryngeal pathology. If you are a smoker, your risk of getting a cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract in the larynx is significantly increased. So it’s important that you […]

Silent Reflux

November 2nd, 2016 by admin in Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Silent Reflux

Silent Reflux is a very common, primarily asymptomatic condition in which gastric contents move back up the aerodigestive tract, into the oesophagus, pharynx, larynx, oral cavity and the nasopharynx. Reports suggest 10% of otolaryngology referrals are for patients with classic presentation of silent reflux and the 50 to 60% of cases of chronic laryngitis are […]

Basic Laryngology for primary care physicians

August 13th, 2015 by admin in Havas ENT Clinics, Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Basic Laryngology for primary care physicians

Guide to Laryngology for primary care physicians Professor Havas has recently released a guide to Laryngology for primary care physicians. In the guide, he presents a brief overview of benign, pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the larynx. What is important to bear in mind is that as a primary care physician, as you do not […]

Chronic Neuropathic Cough

July 10th, 2015 by admin in Mouth, Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Chronic Neuropathic Cough

Have you been experiencing a chronic cough that is unresponsive to management for asthma, reflux, or allergy? It is possible that you are suffering from a relatively newly described condition called ‘chronic neuropathic cough.’ This condition is caused by hypersensitive sensory receptors that initiate a cough without any actual irritation. These sensory receptors are found […]

Intracapsular Tonsillotomy

June 3rd, 2015 by admin in Mouth, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Intracapsular Tonsillotomy

Winter is the season when we get more sore throat, coughs and cold. Not only is the time when we get more viral upper respiratory infections, it is the time children are more likely to get tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy remains the most commonly performed and one of the safest operations in the world. More and more […]