Voice & Swallowing Center

Recognizing when there is a vocal problem

Contact the Oklahoma City ENT Clinic for a complete evaluation if you or your child experience one or more of the following symptoms:

What causes common vocal problems?

A variety of factors can alter common male and female vocal folds and contribute to voice problems:

Swallowing problems

The act of swallowing is an orchestrated event involving many muscles. Problems may occur in the mouth with the lips or tongue, such as drooling or “pocketing” the food in the cheek. You may experience difficulties in the throat with food or liquid sticking, or going down the wrong way into the lungs. There also can be problems in the esophagus or the tube leading to the stomach.


The most common signs of a swallowing problem include: