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.