The Professional Voice

Professional Voice Care

The physicians at the New York Otolaryngology Group, national experts in treating voice-related problems, understand the needs of a diverse range of professional voice users. The livelihoods of lawyers, business professionals, teachers and salespeople rely heavily on the use and qualities of their voices. Caring for the vocal health of singers, actors, and other voice-dependent performers is especially challenging as even subtle vocal changes can be devastating to a performer’s career. Among patients entrusting the care of their professional voice to the NYOG medical team are members of the Metropolitan Opera, the theater and film community, pop musicians, and others.

While hoarseness, a potential sign of throat cancer, should always be medically evaluated regardless of the patient’s profession, any vocal changes should concern professional voice users because of the potential effect on performance. We deploy the most current diagnostic and treatment techniques to address distressing vocal changes. Proper respect for the patient’s voice is essential. Unless we detect a tumor, we find that surgery is rarely indicated for most patients, and in many instances inappropriate surgery can be damaging to the voice.

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During this time, our office remains open with limited scheduling for urgent ENT care only.
Other patients should not be seen, according to guidelines.
Patients with flu like symptoms or fever or known exposure to COVID-19
should go to urgent care or speak to their primary care physician.

Be well and don’t hesitate to reach out to us as needed.
The Staff and Doctors of The New York Otolaryngology Group