Hoarseness - Randall Morton

Date Published: 
Monday, October 19, 2015

Dr Randall Morton talks about the management of hoarseness in primary care. Randall is a Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Auckland. He is Clinical Director of Manukau Health Park and Deputy Clinical Director of Surgery at Counties Manukau DHB. Randall’s current special interests are in salivary gland disease and voice disorders.


  • Defining hoarseness (GRBAS)
  • Physical changes of hoarseness
  • Possible causes
  • History taking
  • Red flags
  • Examination
  • Scenario: Acute laryngitis
  • Scenario: Intermittent hoarseness
  • Scenario: Can talk but constantly hoarse
  • Scenario: Total loss of voice
  • Investigations in general practice
  • Referrals and treatment options
  • Preventative measures
  • Take home points


Auckland Regional Health Pathways 


Dr Randall Morton
Professor of Otolaryngology

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