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World Voice Day

The Voice Center Doctors

Each April 16, we celebrate World Voice Day which brings attention to vocal health and raises awareness for vocal conditions such as vocal cord immobility, vocal cord cancer and the impact of neurological disorders. 

Please enjoy these videos to learn how to maintain a healthy voice along with signs and symptoms of related conditions.


World Voice Day 2013: Treating Hoarseness and Optimizing Your Voice

Watch Drs. Simon Best and Alexander Hillel as they discuss treating hoarseness and how to optimize your voice with two speech language pathologists from the Johns Hopkins Voice Center on World Voice Day.

Diagnosing and Treating Voice Disorders: Johns Hopkins Voice Center | Q&A

Questions answered:

1. How and why do voices become disordered?
2. If a patient is complaining of hoarseness, how would you diagnose and treat it?
3. When should a patient with a voice disorder see a laryngeal specialist as opposed to their PCP?
4. What are some common types of voice disorders?
5. What can people do to prevent damaging their voices?
6. What is the role of speech language pathology in the Voice Center?
7. Why come to Johns Hopkins for treatment of a voice disorder?


Acute Laryngitis

Large Granuloma on the Right Vocal Cord

Reflux Associated Changes in the Larynx

Laryngotracheal Stenosis

Highly Inflammed Subglottic Stenosis

Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Muscle Tension Dysphonia


Hemorrhagic Left Vocal Cord Polyp

Hemorrhagic Right Vocal Cord Polyp

Bilateral Vocal Cord Nodules

Left Vocal Cord Cyst

Right Vocal Cord Cyst


Bilateral Vocal Cord Atrophy

Recurrent Respiratory Papillamatosis

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

Vocal Cord Cancer

Left Vocal Cord Cancer

Bilateral Vocal Cord Leukoplakia

Vocal Cord Immobility

Left Vocal Cord Immobility

Right Vocal Cord Immobility

Voice and Swallowing Impact from Neurological Disorders

Laryngeal Tremor

Vocal Registers

Vocal Fry