Voice Disorders

Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early. Voice is generated by air passing from your lungs through your larynx, or voice box.

Voice disorders require a medical referral, typically from an ENT or other specialist. One common cause of voice disorders are vocal nodules and polyps, which are often seen in children and singers.

What are signs and symptoms of vocal fold modules and polyps?

  • hoarseness
  • a “rough” voice
  • harshness
  • a “lump in the throat” sensation
  • decreased pitch range
  • breathiness
  • a “scratchy” voice
  • a shooting pain from ear to ear
  • neck pain
  • voice and body fatigue

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