The term Voice Disorders is used for a collection or set of disorders that impact the throat and the voice box, which is referred to as larynx. In most of these disorders, one experiences issues with speaking, drastic change in the quality of voice, hoarseness in the voice, frequent coughing and uneasiness in the throat, etc. that are related to the voice.
HOW IS VOICE DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of a voice disorder follows a comprehensive and ordered sequence of steps.
• Taking the history of voice disorder
• Doing a comprehensive examination, including a head and neck exam and a laryngeal exam
• Performing diagnostic tests
HOW IS VOICE DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment of Voice Disorders is based on the type and cause of disorder. Common treatment methods are speech therapy, voice training and surgery. Rest and liquids are given for treating Voice Disorders.
DID YOU KNOW?
Voice disorders may also be an early symptom of cancer.