Vocal cord nodules are benign (non-cancerous) mass of tissue that grows on the vocal cords. They are usually caused by abuse on the voice and can become larger and stiffer the longer the vocal abuse continues without treatment, resulting in the reduction or obstruction of the ability of the vocal cord to create rapid changes in air pressure which generate human speech.

Symptoms of vocal cord nodules include hoarseness, painful speech production, rough voice, scratchy voice, lump in throat, pain from ear to ear, neck pain, and reduced vocal range.

Depending on cause or size of growth, ENT of NJ treats vocal cord nodules in three ways: medically, behaviorally, and/or surgically – which is a relatively safe and minor procedure.