Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D.
Laryngologist & Otolaryngologist located in New York, NY
If you are a singer or a performer it is critical that you take good care of your voice. Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., is an ear, nose, and throat physician in New York City who received specialized training in Laryngology and Professional Voice at Harvard University so she could provide expert care for voice health and voice disorders. Dr. Desloge has gained an impeccable reputation and is known as the ENT for singers and performers. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Desloge, call her New York City office or schedule an appointment online today.
Vocal Health Q & A
What is vocal health?
Vocal health refers to the specialized care of your voice. Your voice is produced by the vibration created by bands of muscle and tissue referred to as the vocal cords. They are medically known as vocal folds. The vocal folds are a major part of the voice box, also known as the larynx.
When you speak, air rushes from your lungs through your vocal folds, causing them to vibrate and create sounds. The sound and pitch of your voice is determined by the size and shape of your vocal folds, and the resonance created by the cavity of your throat, mouth, and nose.
Many people use their voice for work, including singers and performers. It’s estimated that nearly 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice annually. Dr. Desloge and her team of speech language pathologists can provide you with the expert care needed to maintain and improve your vocal health.
What can affect my vocal health?
Many conditions can affect vocal health. Some of the most common include:
- Viral infections
- Bacterial infections
- Nodules or polyps on your vocal folds
- Voice overuse or abuse
- Vocal fold paralysis
If you’re experiencing voice loss or have concerns about your vocal health, Dr. Desloge and her team can provide you with the treatment and therapy to improve or maintain your voice.
The office of Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., is equipped with flexible fiberoptic endoscopy equipment, flexible distal chip endoscopy equipment, and rigid endoscopy equipment in addition to digital laryngeal stroboscopy equipment. Dr. Desloge uses these tools to evaluate the health of your vocal folds and to look for abnormalities that may affect your vocal health.
What can I do to protect my vocal health?
Dr. Desloge and her team provide individualized care for your vocal health. Your treatment may include:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Dietary changes
- Discontinuation of medications that dry out your vocal folds
- Voice rest
- Voice therapy
Dr. Desloge and her team specialize in maintaining the vocal health of singers and performers and provide therapy specific for your voice needs and to improve the strength and health of your voice. If needed, you may be referred to an in-office speech language pathologist who can evaluate your vocal health and provide voice therapy.
For expert care of your vocal health, call Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., or schedule an appointment online today.