Voice Disorders

Voice Disorder Treatment For Residents In Stamford, CT & Surrounding Areas

A voice disorder is characterized by having pitch, loudness or quality of sound that is abnormal or inappropriate for that individual. At Stamford Ear, Nose & throat we specialize in the treatment of a variety of ear, nose and throat disorders including various voice disorders.
Vocal Cord Nodules: Benign tumors that are caused from vocal abuse and overuse. Over time through the repeated abuse of the vocal chords, soft, swollen spots will develop and eventually lead to nodules that become larger and stiffer. 
Vocal Cord Polyps: These appear on one side of the vocal cord as fluid-filled collections and can come in different shapes and sizes. These are caused by repeated trauma to the vocals through repeated overuse with no rest.
Acute Laryngitis: This type of laryngitis does not last long, usually from a few days to up to a week. This is brought on suddenly. This can be caused by viral infections, bacterial infections and vocal strain.
Chronic Laryngitis: This type of laryngitis develops over long periods of time. This can result in lasting for weeks or months. This can be caused by long-term smoking, overuse of your voice, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, excessive & over exposure to toxic chemicals, acid reflux and viral infections.
Vocal Cord Paralysis: Abnormal nerve impulses to your larynx (voice box) can cause vocal paralysis. The nerves involved are the superior laryngeal nerve and recurrent laryngeal nerve. This can be caused by blunt chest or neck trauma, surgical injury, tumors and viral infections.
Spasmodic Dysphonia: This is a neurological disorder characterized by spasms or involuntary movements of one or more muscles of the larynx. This can cause your voice to break making it sound very tight and strained. There are different types such as adductor spasmodic dysphonia, abductor spasmodic dysphonia and mixed spasmodic dysphonia.
The doctors at Stamford Ear, Nose & Throat are ready to help identify and treat your voice disorder. For more information on our services and to make an appointment with one of our doctors contact our office today! We proudly help residents throughout Stamford, CT, Greenwich, CT, Westchester, NY and surrounding communities with ear, nose and throat conditions! 
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