- Q How is spasmodic dysphonia treated?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineSpasmodic dysphonia is a disorder of the muscles that control the vocal cords. The muscles spasm as the person tries to speak. This makes the voice quality irregular and sometimes difficult to understand.The average onset of this disorder is between ages... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of voice disorders?
The primary symptoms of voice disorders are abnormal and spontaneous changes in the voice. Hoarseness, an unusual pitch, or uncontrollable volume may indicate the presence of a voice disorder. In addition to these common voice disorder symptoms, other... Full Answer
- Q What is para-linguistics?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineRoughly 40 percent of what you communicate is achieved through the components of what's called para-linguistics, the part of nonverbal communication that conveys emotions and attitudes through tone, pitch, volume, pauses, and throat-clears. What's even... Full Answer
- Q How can I learn to speak after laryngectomy?
Laryngeal cancer and its treatment can cause problems with talking. A speech-language pathologist can assess your needs and plan therapy, which may include speech exercises. If you need your entire larynx removed, you must learn to speak in a new... Full Answer