My 10 yr old brother has a problem with his voice. He is having a hard time talking to us because his voice hardly comes out. He is fine but his voice is as if every time he talks it is like he is whispering. It has been a year or two and I'm very much worried. Don't know what to do.
Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
I would first suggest that your brother be evaluated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician to determine if there are any anatomic or physiologic factors contributing to his vocal difficulties. If the larynx is determined to be structurally normal, his symptoms may be the result of how he is using his voice. If this is the case, voice therapy with a speech pathologist may be helpful.
Thank you for your question!