Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Loss of Vocal Range

Recently I was sick with a minor sinus infection and was unable to avoid using my voice due to work requirements. This included singing. It's been 2-3 weeks and I've lost my upper range (it cracks and is basically silence). Do you think this will return if I rest my voice and just wait?

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies... 

It certainly may recover with rest and good vocal hygiene, if the difficulty stems primarily from infection-related edema (swelling). We do suggest, however, that any vocal changes that persist for longer than two to three weeks be evaluated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician.

Good luck!

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