Voice disorders fall into a few main categories: Structural, neurogenic, functional, and psychogenic. Often, a patient’s disorder may fit more than one category and the challenge lies in determining the primary cause. The symptoms of voice disorder include:
• Have a quivering sound
• Sound rough or harsh (hoarseness)
• Sound strained or choppy
• Is weak, whispery, and breathy
• Is too high or low or change in pitch
HOW IS VOICE DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done based on the symptoms and the doctor would do a throat X-ray followed with laryngoscopy and also Laryngeal electromyography.
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?
Smoking and tobacco habits should be given up to treat Voice Disorders