Last week, I posted an article talking about the importance of having your vocal folds checked out – BUT – I didn’t actually post anything about how to find a doctor!
What kind of doctor?
- ENT – Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist / Laryngologist / Otolaryngologist
Why such long names?
- Otorhinolaryngology: The combined specialties of diseases of the ear, nose, pharynx, and larynx; including diseases of the head and neck, tracheobronchial tree, and esophagus.
- Otolaryngology: The study of diseases of the ears and throat
If you want to get a good look at the vocal folds go to a ENT and get scoped (have the vocal folds checked either through the nose or mouth with a small camera).
These are some groups (obviously not all of them) that I know personal work with professional voice users.
- Dr. Yolanda Herman-Ackah at The Philadelphia Voice Center (My personal doctor.)
- Philadelphia Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates
New York Area
Of course, check your insurance and see who is covered. Find an ENT – is a good start.