Anthony Jahn, M.D.

Anthony Jahn, M.D.

Anthony Jahn M.D., noted author and professor of clinical otolaryngology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has offices in New York and is a noted author of The Care of the Professional Voice. For more resources, go to his website

Overcoming the “Morning Voice”

You’ve had a big night out, either singing or just socializing, and you wake up the next morning with “no voice.” While most singers need to warm up the voice

Your Health: TMJ Syndrome Affecting My Voice

I have been told that my jaw pain is TMJ syndrome. It isn't severe, but it has started to affect my singing. What are my best options for treatment? I've been given the impression to just leave it alone and it should get better. Is that correct?

Singing with Neck Tension : Your Health with Dr. Jahn

Find answers to your health questions in this ongoing series of "Your Health with Dr. Jahn". This week's question deals with neck tension.

Post Nasal Drip and Deviated Septums

I read your article about deviated septums. I too have a deviated septum on my left side but I also have allergies which cause everyday post-nasal drip. Do ENT’s also deal with allergies that effect ENT? My question is, do you know if post nasal drip would improve or disappear if I get the septoplasty. Obviously, controlling allergy symptoms is part of that which I’m working on.

Will the Shingles Vaccine Affect My Voice? : Your Health with Dr. Jahn

Dear Dr. Jahn, I recently got a shot of Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine, and had an unexpected side effect. I only felt mildly sick for one day, but my

Deviated Septum and Your Voice : Your Health with Dr. Jahn

Dear Dr. Jahn, I was told that I have a deviated septum and surgery was recommended. Would you recommend this and how might it affect my voice and breathing? How

Singing in the Dry Winter Air

Here we are in the middle of the “dark” months. Cold, dry winter often takes a special toll on the singer’s instrument, and proper management can minimize any vocal impairment.

Asthma Inhaler and Your Voice : Your Health with Dr. Jahn

Dear Dr. Jahn,   Can using an inhaler for asthma affect my vocal cords and vocal range? Alayna T.   Dear Alayna T., The answer is, it depends on what

No Colds for the Singer in the Cold Season!

The cold season is here! Colds, viral infections of the upper respiratory tract, seem to be an unavoidable part of winter. As a singer, colds can be more than a

Singers and Their Tonsils: In or Out?

  What are tonsils? What is their purpose? And what happens to my voice if I have them removed? These questions come up frequently when a young singer presents with

Dr. Jahn and Your Health : Stay Healthy in School

From a rigorous schedule to late night study sessions, long hours in the practice room, and evening rehearsals, the life of a college music student presents a myriad of challenges, one of which is staying healthy. For the college singer- student, maintaining good health is even
more important. Here’s Dr. Jahn with some sound advice for keeping the doctor away.

Dr. Jahn and Your Health: Eating Smart

Another column on dieting? Not really, if you think of dieting as a temporary food deprivation to lose weight. I did, however, want to share personal thoughts about eating, with