I am a 38 year old female that has sung most all of my life. I was recently sick and completely lost my voice. Because of work I had to strain my voice and teach for 5 days with little or no voice. I am now unable to hit certain notes in my higher range. It has been about 3 weeks. I am extremely concerned. Should I be?
Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
A voice change that persists for more than two to three weeks certainly warrants an evaluation by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician. Visit the American Academy of Otolaryngology website to search for an ENT at http://entnet.org/.
Thank you for your question.