Ear, Nose and Throat of San Ramon      
N. Parhizkar, M.D.      
5401 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 302      
San Ramon, CA 94583      
925 277-9000       

Voice Problems

Who would benefit from an evaluation? Any adult or child with a voice complaint such as hoarseness or any difficulty speaking.

    Adults may have hoarseness or voice changes due to:
  • Voice Abuse
  • Smoking
  • Vocal Cord Nodules, polyp or cysts
  • History or Suspicion of Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy to the Neck or Larynx
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Strain
  • Stroke
  • Neurological Disorders: Parkinsonism, MS, ALS, head injury
  • Laryngeal Injury
  • Head and Neck Surgery (thyroid surgery)

    Children may have hoarseness or voice changes due to
  • Voice Abuse
  • Recent Surgery
  • Craniofacial Disorders

    Who typically gets voice problems?
    Voice changes or throat discomfort can occur in anyone but especially in:
  • Professional Speakers
  • Teachers
  • Clergy
  • Politicians
  • Singers

If you or your child is suffering from any kind of voice problem such as hoarseness, we encourage you to schedule an evaluative appointment with us.