Infections in the upper respiratory tract produced by vocal cord inflammation may cause hoarseness.
Hoarseness can also be caused by nodules, cysts or polyps on the vocal cords.
However, it may also be caused by malignant abnormalities in the vocal cords, especially in smokers.
It is therefore essential to perform a thorough examination of the larynx, which is done using a fibre endoscope which clearly shows the area.
For smokers, I recommend a regular preventative examination of the larynx.
For more information about each of the examinations, click on the links below:
- Sudden Hearing Loss
- Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
- Nasal and Sinus Disorders
- Mouth and Pharynx Disorders
- Larynx Disorders
- Bronchial Disorders
- Voice Disorders: Phonation Disorders and Dysphonia
- Lymph Node Disorders
- Check-up for Smokers
- Check-up for Scuba Divers