Patient Information – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Otolaryngology?
The Department of Otolaryngology at Boston Medical Center provides care for patients with problems involving the ears, sinuses, oral cavity, nose, throat, neck (ENT) including sinus conditions, allergy, sleep disorders and snoring. We also specialize in swallowing disorders or dysphagia, voice problems, dizziness and balance disorders, and hearing loss, cancers of the head and neck and our division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers cosmetic surgery and management of facial deformities and facial fractures.
How can I maintain a healthy voice?
What does a voice screening entail?
A BMC specialist will sit down with you to review your voice history to identify any potential problems. Your larynx will then be viewed with a small endoscope (camera) that is passed (painlessly) through the nose. This is an optional part of the screening but the best way to observe the vocal cords. A DVD of an image of your larynx will be available by request.