DO YOU HAVE A HOARSE VOICE? WE CAN HELP

Do you have a hoarse voice? We can help

Most of the time, a temporary hoarseness in your voice is not cause for concern. It’s often associated with common cold, upper respiratory tract infection, or irritation from screaming at a sporting event or rock concert.

Sometimes, it can be more serious, especially if the hoarseness doesn’t go away after a few days. Extended hoarseness can be caused by extended overuse of your vocal cords, which can lead to callous-like growths or even polyps.

When should you see an ENT doctor? If hoarseness lasts longer than 2-3 weeks, if you experience a complete loss or severe change in voice lasting longer than a few days. or if it's associated with:

  • Pain not from a cold or flu
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A lump in the neck

For more information, check out Black Hills ENT/FPS’s web page on our Voice Disorder Clinic