Our voice is produced by vibration of the vocal cords which lie in the ‘voice box’ (larynx) at the level of the Adam’s apple. When we breathe in the vocal cords open to allow air to fill the lungs and then come together and vibrate as we breathe out to produce the voice. This movement is controlled by muscles and nerves.

Hoarseness describes a change in the voice which may sound raspy, strained or breathy. The singing voice may be also be affected and sometimes there may be no voice at all. We work closely with our Speech and Language Therapy colleagues who can provide expert advice on voice production and care of the voice.


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The North Hampshire ENT Partnership is a team of consultants specialising in a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) including snoring and sleep disorders, cosmetic and skin surgery.


Our surgeons provide specialist care by drawing from the 50 plus years of combined NHS experience and the many areas of individual specialist expertise available within the partnership.


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