How do I manage my voice disorder on a daily basis?

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In this video, Jason Bywaters, MA, CCC-SLP from Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center offers his advice on how to best manage voice disorders. Watch to learn more.

Managing your voice disorder on a daily basis will involve treating its symptoms and underlying cause. Typically voice disorders are brought on by vocal misuse or abuse (speaking a lot or in a way that might damage your voice). Refraining from misusing or abusing your voice and learning proper techniques for speaking and singing can do a lot to help resolve your voice disorder. Treating the underlying cause of your voice disorder - such as laryngitis, vocal polyps, or throat cancer - can also help you to recover.

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Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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