Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is characterized by paradoxical inspiratory abduction of the vocal cords. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a known trigger. We studied 77 patients referred to a tertiary VCD clinic. VCD was diagnosed in 62, of which 83.9% had proven GORD. Following 8 weeks of acid suppression, 24.2% reported improvement in the severity and frequency of VCD attacks. This study suggests that empirical treatment of GORD in VCD marginally improves symptom control.