Having a healthy voice is important for everyone, whether you are a professional singer, teacher, or salesperson, or simply like to read aloud to your grandkids. If you suffer from hoarseness or trouble with your voice or throat, our voice specialists can help. Our clinic locations in Durham and Raleigh are staffed by a team of skilled professionals with the advanced training and experience to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders
We diagnose and treat the full spectrum of voice disorders in adults and children, from laryngitis and voice strain to more complex problems such as atrophy, hemorrhage, or scarring of the vocal cords; vocal tremors; and laryngeal papilloma. We can also help with voice problems related to acid reflux (GERD), allergies, chronic cough, and swallowing disorders.
If you have been hoarse for more than two weeks, you should be evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor.
Why Choose Duke for Voice Disorders
Your care begins with a comprehensive voice evaluation. We use advanced testing techniques to identify the cause of your voice disorders and recommend appropriate treatment.
A Team of Specialists
You’ll receive coordinated care from a team that includes laryngologists -- ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors -- and speech-language pathologists, all of whom have advanced training in evaluating and treating the full range of voice box conditions, including voice disorders and swallowing problems.
We also coordinate your care with specialists throughout Duke Health to ensure you receive the best treatment to minimize your symptoms, improve your voice, and optimize your recovery.
Specialty Care for Singers and Professional Voice Performers
Whether you are a professional vocalist who needs immediate voice care services or someone who sings for enjoyment, our singing and performing voice services provide expert care. You’ll work with clinical singing voice specialists -- speech pathologists with additional training in vocal performance and singing voice rehabilitation. They are also experienced performers, singers, and singing teachers who understand the unique needs of singers and other performers.
Medical Management and Voice Therapy
Depending on your diagnosis, medical management and voice therapy can often correct a voice problem. We are one of the few voice centers in the Southeast offering expert voice therapy, providing an alternative to surgery when appropriate.
Latest Surgical Techniques
If you need surgery, our highly skilled ENT surgeons have advanced training in the latest techniques to treat benign lesions, cancer of the larynx, and a range of surgical approaches for vocal cord paralysis.
Commitment to Advancing Voice Care
Our laryngologists and speech-language pathologists are nationally recognized experts in their fields. Their ongoing research ensures you receive the best, most up-to-date care for your voice disorder. We also host community education events and workshops throughout the year to increase vocal health and awareness.
In addition, Duke University Hospital is proud to be named the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 10 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.