Voice and Throat Disorders
Many things we do can injure our vocal cords and people can develop voice problems for a variety of reasons. You may have a voice disorder if you have a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of your voice. These problems occur when your vocal cords don't vibrate normally. Signs and symptoms can occur in isolation or in combination.
- increased vocal effort associated with speaking;
- decreased vocal endurance
- variable vocal quality throughout the day
- running out of breath quickly;
- frequent coughing or throat clearing; and
- excessive throat or laryngeal tension/pain/tenderness.
Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.
Dr Allison can assist in diagnosing and treating voice disorders. Contact Dr Paul Allison for a consultation.