Restore Your Voice

Issues affecting the vocal cords can lead to voice changes, discomfort, or even the loss of the ability to speak. At Southern ENT Associates, we offer examinations and treatments for various conditions affecting the vocal cords.

Conditions Affecting the Vocal Cords

Vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, are crucial for speech, singing, and even breathing. When the structure is affected by various conditions, it can significantly impact the sound of your voice and your overall well-being. Southern ENT Associates specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of vocal cord disorders, offering expert care and personalized treatment plans. The conditions that could affect the vocal cords include:

Nodules and Polyps:

Small, benign growths on the vocal cords caused by overuse or misuse of the voice, leading to hoarseness or voice changes.


Inflammation of the vocal cords, often due to infection or overuse, resulting in a temporary change in voice or loss of voice.

Vocal Cord Paralysis:

A condition where one or both vocal cords cannot move, affecting speech and sometimes breathing.

Reflux Laryngitis:

Irritation and swelling of the vocal cords due to acid reflux, causing hoarseness and other voice changes.

Cysts and Lesions:

Benign lumps on the vocal cords can alter voice quality and require specialized treatment.

Voice Misuse and Overuse:

Conditions resulting from improper or excessive use of the voice lead to strain and injury of the vocal cords.

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What is Voice Testing?

Voice testing is a crucial component of diagnosing conditions affecting the vocal cords and tailoring treatment plans. At Southern ENT Associates, we utilize advanced voice testing techniques to assess the health and function of your vocal cords accurately. These tests provide detailed insights into your voice quality, pitch, volume, and endurance, aiding our specialists in developing the most effective treatment strategies.


A visual examination of the vocal cords using a scope allows doctors to see the cords in action and identify abnormalities.


A specialized form of laryngoscopy that uses strobe lighting to slow down the appearance of vocal cord vibrations, offering a detailed view of vocal cord function.

Voice Analysis:

Computerized tests that measure various aspects of voice, including pitch, volume, and quality, to detect any deviations from normal voice parameters.

Aerodynamic Testing:

Measures the airflow rate and pressure during speech, providing information about vocal efficiency and the potential presence of vocal cord issues.

These state-of-the-art voice testing methods ensure an accurate diagnosis and effective, personalized treatment for vocal cord conditions. Our goal is to restore your voice to its optimal health, allowing you to communicate clearly and confidently.

Leading Care for Vocal Health

Southern ENT Associates, the largest ENT group in Louisiana, is dedicated to providing the highest level of medical and surgical care for conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, and related structures. Our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons and providers brings unparalleled expertise to the diagnosis and treatment of vocal cords and voice disorders.

Advanced Vocal Cord and Voice Examination

Identifying the cause of vocal cord issues requires precise diagnosis, which is where our state-of-the-art examination services come into play. Southern ENT Associates utilizes the latest in diagnostic technology, including laryngoscopy and voice analysis, to assess the health and function of your vocal cords. These examinations allow us to visualize your vocal cords in detail, identifying any abnormalities, lesions, or conditions that may be affecting your voice.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Following a thorough examination, our team develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and needs. Whether your treatment involves voice therapy, medication, or surgical intervention, you can trust that you're receiving care that's based on the latest evidence-based ENT medicine. Our patient-first philosophy ensures that we take the time to understand your concerns and goals for treatment, providing care that is as unique as you are.

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Educational Approach to Vocal Health

At Southern ENT Associates, we believe in empowering our patients through education. By understanding your vocal cord condition and the available treatment options, you become an active participant in your care. Our providers explain your diagnosis and treatment plan in clear, understandable terms, ensuring you have the knowledge to make informed decisions about your health.

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Why Choose Southern ENT Associates for Your Vocal Health Needs?

Choosing Southern ENT Associates means accessing a comprehensive network of specialists dedicated to your vocal health. Our commitment to personalized, attentive care ensures that you experience the highest quality of service, including:

  • Expert Diagnosis and Treatment: Our specialized expertise in vocal cord and voice disorders ensures accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
  • Collaborative Patient-Provider Relationship: We work closely with you throughout your care, fostering a partnership based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Compassionate, Timely Care: Understanding the impact of vocal cord issues on your life, we prioritize swift and effective interventions to restore your voice and well-being.

Begin Your Journey to Vocal Health

If you're experiencing changes in your voice or are concerned about your vocal cords, don't hesitate to reach out to Southern ENT Associates. Our team is ready to provide the comprehensive examination and personalized care you need to find your voice again.

With 6 convenient locations in Southern Louisiana, we make accessing the treatment you need easy.

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