Voice Changes can be temporary and due to a cold or laryngitis. If a breathy or raspy voice persists for more than a few weeks, a more serious condition such as vocal cord paralysis, nodules or polyps may be present. Endoscopic evaluation can rule out these and other serious conditions of the larynx — such as cancer — and allow for appropriate treatment.
Laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy and video-endoscopy can be performed directly in clinic under local anesthesia at any one of our ENT clinic locations. Recent advancements have allowed for rapid restoration of normal voice in many cases — including cases of vocal cord paralysis or vocal spasm — using filler products such as Prolaryn/Prolaryn Plus™ or Botox™.
Swallowing Dysfunction may be associated with certain conditions of the larynx and/or the muscles of the mouth and throat. A comprehensive swallowing evaluation involves laryngoscopy, as well as an exam by a speech and swallowing pathologist.