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The Rontal Clinic


Do You Need a Doctor that Specializes in Hoarseness?

The ENT physicians at The Rontal Clinic are trained in the field of laryngology, which now includes further training for ENT physicians to become a laryngologist. Laryngology is a branch of ENT that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the larynx (voice box), upper airway, and swallowing disorders like hoarseness. 

What is Hoarseness? 

Any patient that has prolonged voice changes or hoarseness that does not improve or resolve in a routine time period, such as 1-3 months, should be evaluated by an ENT. Hoarseness can be considered as any voice change perceived by the patient, which may include other symptoms such as voice fatigue, low pitch, vocal breaks or unreliable voice, breathy voice or shortness of breath with speaking, increased effort to speak, rough voice quality, and frequent throat clearing.

During your hoarseness evaluation, a detailed history will be taken, and patients will undergo an examination of the larynx (voice box) with scopes to directly look at the vocal cords in the office. This hoarseness exam helps the doctor look for changes of the vocal cords, such as nodules, polyps, lesions, or weakness of the vocal cords.

Hoarseness can be a result of a variety of causes, including:

  • Allergies, a cold, or respiratory virus
  • Improper use of your voice
  • A trauma to the voice box
  • Acid reflux
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Other conditions such as stroke, cancer, thyroid problems or neurological disorders

Contact The Ronal Clinic today to set up an appointment

The Ronal Clinic Specializes in: Hoarseness, Hoarseness Doctors, Hoarse Voice, Hoarse Voice Doctor, Raspy Voice, Rough Voice, Throat Clearing, Low Pitch, Voice Fatigue, Unreliable Voice, Breathy Voice, Shortness of Breath. We service Michigan, including Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Livonia, Royal Oak, Troy, Rochester, Berkley, Ferndale, Rochester Hills, Madison Heights, Wixom, Detroit, and anyone who is need of ENT care!