Monday, November 14, 2011

Semi-Professional Singer

I am a semi-professional singer, elementary school, and private voice instructor. Starting last spring, I noticed I was having difficulty with my middle register. This fall I noticed that my speaking voice has dropped in pitch and it is now almost impossible to produce a tone in the a-c' area. I am using my chest voice to a much higher degree then ever before. I had a sinus infection a few weeks ago and was hoping conditions would improve after it cleared up but the contrary seems to be happening. I am getting worried that something serious might be going on. Please let me know if you can give me some direction. Thank you.

Melissa Kim, MS, CCC-SLP replies...

The only way in which to determine the cause and appropriate treatment for your symptoms is to seek evaluation by a laryngologist, an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician who specializes in care of the voice. 

Best of luck to you.