Your ability to speak influences how well you communicate with the world around you. Voice problems can have a major impact on your relationships, education, career and self-image. The throat and voice experts at Island ENT are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art care with compassion. We restore quality of life for thousands of people experiencing difficulties with voice or swallowing.

Conditions affecting the vocal cords and surrounding structures, including:
  • Aging voice
  • Granuloma
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Vocal cord papilloma
  • Vocal cord cysts
  • Vocal cord hemorrhage
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cord polyps

The treatment of hoarseness depends on the cause. Most hoarseness can be treated by simply resting the voice or modifying how it is used. An otolaryngologist may make some recommendations about voice use behavior, refer the patient to other voice team members, and in some instances recommend surgery if a lesion, such as a polyp, is identified. Avoidance of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke (passive smoking) is recommended to all patients.

Specialists in speech/language pathology (voice therapists) are trained to assist patients in behavior modification that may help eliminate some voice disorders. Patients who have developed bad habits, such as smoking or overuse of their voice by yelling and screaming, benefit most from this conservative approach. The speech/language pathologist may teach patients to alter their method of speech production to improve the sound of the voice and to resolve problems, such as vocal nodules. 

Tonsils and Adenoids

Tonsils and adenoids are a very important part of the body’s first line of defense—our immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose at the risk of their own infection. But at times, they become more of a liability than an asset and may even trigger airway obstruction or repeated bacterial infections. Your ear, nose, and throat specialist can suggest the best treatment options.

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