Voice Program

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Nemours offers a pediatric voice program, specifically designed for children whose voice quality is affected by medical or behavioral problems. We take a team approach to provide special diagnostic testing that can assess voice box and vocal cord function and determine the cause of your child’s voice problem.

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The most common symptom we see is chronic hoarseness, typically the result of calluses (called nodules) on the vocal cords. These nodules may be caused by misuse or overuse of the vocal cords (screaming, speaking in a strained voice, repetitive coughing or throat clearing), or by an underlying medical problem (such as vocal cord paralysis, GERD, sinusitis, or allergies).