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How does dystonia affect the vocal cords?

Laryngeal dystonia, also known as spasmodic dysphonia, targets the vocal cord muscles. It can affect a person's ability to speak by preventing it altogether or by making the voice sound odd. People may sound hoarse, shaky, or muffled.

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