Voice Problems | Hoarseness | London Voice Clinic

That music itself, whose sounds are song, The poetry of speech. Lord Byron

Care of the Professional Voice

The high vocal requirements of the professional voice user can develop into voice disorders that require specialist equipment for diagnosis. If no intrinsic pathology is found in the vocal cords, the treatment will be based on improving vocal technique. This will require a multidisciplinary approach and to this end we work with speech therapists, voice coaches and singing teachers.



Hoarseness is a general term that describes abnormal voice changes. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or there may be changes in volume (loudness) or pitch (how high or low the voice is). The changes in sound are usually due to disorders related to the vocal cords that are the sound producing parts of the voice box (larynx). While breathing, the vocal cords remain apart. When speaking or singing, they come together, and as air leaves the lungs, they vibrate, producing sound.


London Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons

The London ENT Surgeons represents a partnership of six experienced London teaching hospital Consultants specialising in Ear, Nose and Throat disorders, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Our surgeons provide specialist care by drawing from the 70 plus years of combined NHS experience and the many areas of individual specialist expertise available within the partnership.

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