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How cold, flu, and allergy symptoms can hurt your voice

Most of us don’t really think about our voice as a tangible thing that requires care – until we can’t use it because of illness. When you get sick and lose your voice, you may think it’s just a normal part of being sick.

ENT

Voice care: Sorting fact from fiction

We depend on our voices, but often take them for granted. Get the truth about common voice myths and find tips for how to keep the voice in tip-top shape.

COVID; ENT

How COVID-19 can put your voice and life at risk

Vocal cord scarring, another COVID-19 risk, can affect speech and breathing after being on a ventilator for an extended period of time. Preventing the coronavirus is the key to avoiding voice and breathing complications.

ENT; Prevention

Beware: 4 conditions that can lead to voice problems

We only get one set of vocal cords, so protect them. Beware of these four conditions that can lead to vocal irritation or damage.

“It’s about looking at a disability and not seeing it as a disability. I've lived with (hearing loss) my whole life and sometimes when I haven't been able to hear myself, I sing based on feeling. That was something I could tap into, so I do really feel like it can be a superpower.”

Brain; ENT

Invisible acoustic neuroma surgery removes tumors with no visible scarring

Invisible acoustic neuroma surgery is an advanced technique for tumor removal that results in no visible scarring. UT Southwestern is one of just two centers in the U.S. to offer this procedure.