Inflammation of the vocal cords will change the voice, as in a common cold, but sometimes smoking or gastro-oesophageal reflux may cause on-going problems. Asthma inhalers can also cause some irritation to the vocal cords. Voice rest may allow the voice to recover to normal but if the hoarseness persists for more than three weeks the vocal cords should be examined.


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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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