Voice Disorders / PhonoSurgery in Auckland

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Voice disorder is any of a group of problems involving abnormal pitch, loudness or quality of the sounds produced by the

larynx

. If the vocal cords become inflamed, become paralysed or develop growths, they can’t work properly which can lead to a voice disorder.

Otolaryngologists

and

speech pathology specialists

are involved in diagnosing and treating voice disorders. Types of disorders include

laryngitis

,

muscle tension dysphonia

,

polyps

,

nodules

, cancerous and non cancerous

lesions

and

leukoplakia

. Treatment may include

voice therapy

,

medication

, injections or

phonosurgery

.

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