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Voice Disorders

Learn how Duke ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors and speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat the full spectrum of voice disorders in adults and children.

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Keeping Call Center Voices Healthy
Keeping Call Center Voices Healthy

If you work in a call center, your job depends on your voice, and you are considered an occupational voice user. Your voice is the only tool you have to convey ...

Vocal Pacing
Vocal Pacing

The high vocal demands of singers, performers, parents, teachers, coaches, clergy, and other occupational voice users often lead to voice problems from overuse. ...

Tips for Healthy Children’s Voices
Tips for Healthy Children’s Voices

Find tips to keep your child's voice healthy now and in the future.

5 Steps to Keeping the Aging Voice Healthy
5 Steps to Keeping the Aging Voice Healthy

As we get older, our voices can become hoarse and weak. But this doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Here are a few simple suggestions to help keep ...

Voice Therapy Helps Teacher Return to Singing
Voice Therapy Helps Teacher Return to Singing

Jazzmone Sutton lost her voice -- and, with it, a part of who she is. “I went to say words,” she said of a conversation with friends, “And the words did not co ...

Scotty McCreery Honored at Duke's World Voice Day Celebration
Scotty McCreery Honored at Duke's World Voice Day Celebration

Duke's Voice Care Center honored American Idol winner Scotty McCreery at its 10th Annual World Voice Day celebration.

Sharp Diagnosis Gives Durham Vet His Voice Back
Sharp Diagnosis Gives Durham Vet His Voice Back

It seemed like laryngitis at first. But after weeks of trouble talking and breathing, a local veterinarian got the diagnosis—vocal cord paralysis—and treatment ...

Talking Again After Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment
Talking Again After Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment

After months of not knowing why she had so much trouble speaking, Kristin Murphy of Raleigh was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, which is treated with Botox ...

Singing Soprano Again After Vocal Cord Injury
Singing Soprano Again After Vocal Cord Injury

Voice therapy helped Madilyn Smith hit the high notes again after a vocal cord injury left her hoarse and unable to sing.