Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

July 5th, 2017 by admin in Voice Clinic Comments Off on Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

Hoarseness in Professional Voice Users

Remember that change of voice for over a week, particularly when you have not had an upper respiratory tract infection, can be an indicator of significant laryngeal pathology. If you are a smoker, your risk of getting a cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract in the larynx is significantly increased. So it’s important that you have your airway and vocal folds checked to make sure that you don’t have any lining abnormality, or an early cancer.

If you are a professional voice user such as a teacher, singer, actor, or barrister, the more you force your voice when it’s hoarse, the more likely you are not only increase any pathology that is present, but inculcate an inappropriate patterns of voice use.

Most laryngeal pathology in nonsmokers is benign. But if there is a structural lesion in your larynx, the earlier it’s been diagnosed and expertly removed, the more rapidly your voice will return to normal, and the less likely you are to suffer any permanent damage.

Please contact us at Sydney Voice Clinic where we have the country’s largest expertise in the management of vocal fold and voice disorders.