There are many indicators that your voice may not be healthy. Some are more significant than others; 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.
You may have a voice disorder if:
- Your voice is hoarse or raspy
- You have lost your ability to hit high notes when singing
- Your voice suddenly sounds deeper
- Your throat feels raw, achy, and/or strained
- Talking is difficult
- You need to repeatedly clear throat
See your healthcare provider if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. You may be referred to an Ear Nose and Throat doctor to determine the cause of the problem as well as a referral to a SLP to help you improve the way you use your voice and teach you how to use it appropriately.
For more information on voice disorders, please follow this link link https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/