For many people, speaking naturally and with confidence is key in a professional setting. Many professions such as those of managers, lawyers, performers and others need their speaking voice to remain at its best.
Unfortunately, certain medical conditions or injuries might affect your ability to keep your professional voice at its best. That’s where an ear, nose and throat specialist can help.
Common Voice Changes or Conditions
There are several conditions or injuries that might prompt cause for concern. The following are the most common that an ENT can help treat:
- New onset voice quivering
- Vocal fold nodules
- Vocal fold hemorrhages
- Vocal fold polyps
- Vocal fold scarring
When To Seek Help
In most cases, you should consult an ENT specialist if you notice any hoarseness that lasts more than two weeks. However, those who rely on using their voice for employment or income should schedule an evaluation within two days if the following arise:
- Increased throat pain
- Sudden onset of hoarseness
- Abrupt changes to voice sound quality (breathy, raspy, pitch breaks or cracks)
- Changes to vocal range
- Straining or increased effort when talking or singing
Thankfully, our compassionate team of doctors at Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery are here to help you get the treatment you need. Call Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery at (434) 947-3993 for more information or to schedule an appointment.