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Voice disorders can change a person’s voice completely. Strained and rough voice can be difficult for the speaker to produce as well as for the listeners to understand.

A qualified Speech & Language Pathologist provides voice therapy and guides for vocal care and hygiene.

Here are some common questions related to voice and Vocal care

Why does my voice feel breathy, rough and strained?

Strained, breathy and rough voice can be a sign of hoarseness of voice, also known as dysphonia. This can be caused due to common cold, chest infection, misuse and overuse of voice etc.

When should I seek attention for a voice problem?

Common signs

- rough, scratchy voice

- strain in production of sounds

- breathiness

- feeling of lump in throat

- vocal tiredness

- unable to maintain a certain pitch or volume

- complete loss of voice due to an accident or trauma

Other common Causes:

- Growths on the vocal cords (Vocal nodules, cysts, polyps)

- Vocal misuse and abuse (talking loudly or in high pitch consistently)

- Smoking

- Acidity

- Chest infection

- Weak vocal folds or paralysis

- Trauma (accidents, stroke etc.)

How do I take care of my voice?

- Stay hydrated,

- reduce caffeine intake,

- Avoid smoking

- Avoid eating excess spicy and oily food

- Give adequate rest to voice

- Avoid overuse or whispering

- Consider voice therapy

What is Voice Therapy?

A qualified and experienced Speech Language Pathologist will be able to provide voice therapy that involves techniques to restore and improve voice.

Does voice therapy work?

Voice therapy is an effective and medically proven method to restore voice and treat voice related issues.

Consult a Speech & Language Pathologist for voice therapy and guidance related to voice.

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