In early April I got a minor cold which, normally, I could recover from in two weeks. However, after the cold went away it started to hurt to talk and I lost much of my vocal range. It doesn't hurt to talk anymore but my range is still impaired. I used to be able to sing an F6 and now an F5 is almost difficult. My ability to project is also virtually gone. I am also cracking a lot which never used to happen. I'm 17, so is my voice just changing or should I see a doctor? Any advice?
Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
If your vocal symptoms have persisted since April, I would recommend an evaluation by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician.