About the Voice
In this section, you can learn about the voice in general, whether or not you might have a voice problem, and even some basic anatomay and physiology of the voice.
The voice is produced in the larynx (also known as the "voice box"). The medical discipline that studies the voice and treats voice disorders is Otolaryngology. "Oto" stands for ear, "laryng" stands for voice, and "ology" stands for "the study of." The complete name for this discipline is actually Otorhinolaryngology. "Rhino" stands for nose. Now you know why we often shorten the name to "ENT" - the Ear, Nose, and Throat clinic!
You may have a voice disorder if . . .
You answered YES to any of these questions or your ability to communicate has been impaired.
Please refer to our section on treatment to see what these vocal symptoms might mean. At the Lions Voice Clinic, we can help you. If your voice problems have persisted more than a week we suggest you contact us or visit the Voice Team Locator at the National Center for Voice and Speech to find out about a voice care team in your area.