Respiratory Health

Conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, and respiratory system can greatly impact all musicians. All performers should take care of their bodies and be aware of conditions that can permanently affect their ability to perform.

Allergy & Pulmonary Conditions

Shortness of breath, asthma and chronic cough are the main areas of concerns for performing artists. These conditions can affect actors, singers and dancers. Sculptors and painters might be at risk of being exposed to different types of chemicals and toxins.

More information on these conditions can be found at UW-Health’s Website.

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Ear, Nose, & Throat Disorders

A performer can be affected by a variety of ear, nose and throat disorders. These conditions might include dizziness, hearing loss, sinus disease, swallowing problems, nasal breathing problems and injury to the head and neck.

For more information, visit:

Voice and Swallowing

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)