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Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery

Hoarseness & Voice Disorders

Hoarseness is a general term used to describe a change in the quality of one's voice.

Voice disorders are important for two reasons:

Firstly they can have a huge impact on the quality of your life. Communication with your family and friends may be difficult. Your livelihood may be jeopardised if you rely on your voice for your work.

Secondly, voice change may be the first sign of a serious underlying medical condition, such as a cancer of the throat, or even a chest problem.

Any voice change that lasts for more than 3 weeks should be investigated with an examination of your voice box.

David is subspecialty trained in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders using the most up to date technology such as videostroboscopy. These voice disorders include:




Reinke's oedema & Polypoid corditis

Papilloma (Warts)

Vocal process granuloma

Carcinoma (Cancer)




Sulcus vocalis

Vascular lesions (Varix/Ectasia/Haemorrhage)

Vocal cord paralysis

Vocal cord paresis

This page was last updated at 12:01PM on January 24, 2022.