Voice Clinic at Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center (R)

Voice Clinic facility is available at Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center(R). Voice related problems usually termed as Speech disorder. Speech disorders or speech impediments are a type of communication disorders where 'normal' speech is disrupted. This can mean stuttering, lisps etc. Someone who is unable to speak due to a speech disorder is considered mute.

Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center(R) has state of the art Voice Clinic Facility to treat patients with Voice related problems. Special tests including Speech and Hearing screening for both adults and children are carried out at Voice Clinic. Speech therapy is also available to patients with speech disorder. To know more about speech and hearing facilities visit "www.thekashi.com"

Voice Clinic Facilities at Karnataka ENT Hospital and Research Center, Chitradurga.
1. Rigid Telelaryngoscopy
2. Flexible (Video) Laryngoscopy
3. Videostroboscopy
4. Laryngeal EMG
5. Botox Injections
6. Voice and Speech Therapy
7. Functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

Voice Problems
1. Cancer of the Larynx
2. Laryngitis
3. Leukoplakia
4. Muscle Tension Dysphonia
5. Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
6. Vocal Fold Hemorrhage
7. Vocal Fold Paralysis
8. Vocal Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts

Voice Surgery Facilities Avaialable at Karnataka ENT Hospitals and Research Center, Chitradurga.

1. Microurgery (Microflap Surgery)
2. Vocal Fold Paralysis
3. Airway Surgery
4. Pitch Change Laryngeal Surgery
5. Endoscopic Laser Surgery

Voice Problems - When to see a doctor?

You should see a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms

->Change in voice noticed by you / family / friends

->Hoarse voice not associated with cold / flu

->Hoarse voice after a sore throat / cold / flu which stays ith you beyond 2 weeks

->Voice cracks or tires after use

->You tend to lose your voice

->Difficulty in speaking loudly / softly

->Pain / scratchy feeling in the throat while or after speaking

->Repeated sore throats / chronic throat irritation.

->Need to clear the throat frequently

->Strained strangled quality to your voice

->Voice drops to a whisper as you speak

->Voice use is effortful

->Feeling of lump in the throat

->Persistent cough

->Blood in cough / sputum

->Lump in the neck

->Change in pitch

->Reduced pitch range

->Breaks in the voice

->Difficulty in swallowing

->Tremors or shakiness in the voice

Professional voice users (singer, actor, broadcaster or communication professional) who experiences vocal difficulties, voice strain or tiring of the voice during, before or after performances / presentations / rehearsals

Chronic / heavy smoker who experiences any of the above symptoms even in a very mild form