Voice and Voice Disorders

What are the different types of voice disorders?

While there’s nothing unusual about a scratchy throat after a cold or sinus infection, there are several situations where it may be difficult to make a clear sound due to hoarseness or problems with the vocal cords.

A few of the different types of voice disorders include:

Damage due to nodules and polyps on the vocal cords

Overuse of the vocal cords can produce noncancerous, swollen spots or polyps on each vocal cord, resulting in pain, chronic hoarseness and a sensation of having a lump in your throat.

Vocal cord paralysis

This occurs when one or both of the vocal cords are unable to vibrate, which is necessary to produce speech. This may also lead to breathing and swallowing problems.

Spasmodic dysphonia

In this disorder, vocal cord movement is strained and forced. It results in a groaning, quivering or hoarse voice.

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