Monday, February 9, 2015

Voice Range Decreased

My voice range is decreased from last year and I feel discomfort while speaking and my voice gets tired after speaking for an hour or 2. I visited an ENT and he told me that my vocal folds were weak. Did he mean that it is vocal cord paralysis though he said both cords were moving?

Melissa Kim, M.S., CCC-SLP writes...

Certainly, vocal fold "weakness" is described in cases of vocal fold paresis or presbylarynx, the condition of thinning or atrophy of the vocal folds due to aging; however, I cannot comment on what your Ear, Nose, and Throat physician meant by his/ her description. If you were unclear as to your diagnosis, I would suggest re-assessment or perhaps a second opinion.

Good luck to you!

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