Woman singing who is not dealing with allergies and a hoarse voice

​How can allergies affect my voice?

Apr 03, 2017

You’re doing everything right to keep your voice healthy. You don’t overuse it. You keep any acid reflux under control. You do exercises to keep it strong. Despite all that, you still have hoarseness. What’s causing the problem? As it turns out, it might be allergies.

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learn myths and facts about LASIK

Shining a light on LASIK

Mar 28, 2017

LASIK is a fascinating medical procedure. A doctor uses lasers to create a flap in the cornea and reshape the inner corneal tissue. The flap is then replaced and the eye heals normally. When the procedure is over, your need for corrective lenses is greatly reduced or eliminated. But as common a procedure as it is, there is still a lot of misinformation about LASIK out there, so today we’ll separate the myths from the facts.

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A woman's voice is affected by acid reflux.

​How acid reflux can affect your voice

Feb 28, 2017

No one likes dealing with acid reflux. The indigestion, the sour taste in your mouth, and the difficulty swallowing are all uncomfortable effects of reflux. But did you know acid reflux can even cause you to lose your voice? This is called reflux laryngitis. Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. Otolaryngologist Darrell Klotz, MD, discusses reflux laryngitis in this month’s blog.

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​​Five ways to help you avoid getting a cold

Jan 31, 2017

Nobody likes getting a cold. A runny nose, a sore throat, and constantly being tired are annoyances no one wants to deal with. But while there is no cure for a common cold, are there ways to prevent them? Below are five strategies for keeping yourself healthy and cold-free.

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A woman voicing through a straw as part of a SOTV vocal exercise

Try This Vocal Exercise to Save Your Vocal Folds

Jan 31, 2017

Voice and Swallowing Specialist Lori Ellen Sutton, MA, CCC-SLP talks about saving your vocal folds by doing SOVT vocal exercises through a straw.

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Avoid cleaning ears with q-tips. Learn proper ear wax removal techniques

​Keep your ears healthy. Avoid unnecessary ear wax removal

Jan 18, 2017

Many people think they need to remove the earwax in the ears with Q-tips or other cleaning methods. But doctors have long said it is unsafe, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has published a new guideline on cerumen impaction that reiterates that point.

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