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SGH doctor on voice hoarseness

Dr Han Hong Juan, Consultant, Dept of Otolaryngology, spoke about surgery induced hoarseness. Thyroid surgery, in particular, may result in paralysis of vocal cords. Newer treatment options include vocal cord injection therapy which can be done in a clinic in 20 minutes.

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SGH doctor and speech therapist on voice aging

With longer life expectancy, more elderly Singaporeans may discover a change in the quality of their voices. Dr Han Hong Juan, Director, Voice Clinic and Consultant, Dept of Otolaryngology, explained how voice aging can happen, and the different patient profiles likely to seek treatment. Ms Laura Chua, Speech Therapist, also shared how speech therapy is carried out and gave a few examples of vocal exercises that one can do to protect the voice.

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