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How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

Maybe it does...: In some people, whether with or without heartburn ("silent reflux") stomach contents with acid can regurgitate to your throat. This causes laryngitis and an asthma-like picture--thus affecting your singing voice. Not all gerd patients are so affected. ...Read more

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Will a hole in my eardrum affect my singing voice?

Not likely: Although it might effect how you hear yourself it should have no effect on your voice or vocal tract. ...Read more

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Will removing my tonsils affect my singing voice?

Will removing my tonsils affect my singing voice?

Yes there is a chanc: Yes there is a chance your voice may be affected. Depends on how the surgery goes ...Read more

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Could a bifid uvula affect someone's singing voice or tone?

Could a bifid uvula affect someone's singing voice or tone?

Sure: Any uvula can do this. See ENT MD as well as Speech Pathologist / Therapist, and their referrals as needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid nodule affect your singing voice?

Can a thyroid nodule affect your singing voice?

Yes: If it's big enough, it can cause compressive symptoms and affect your voice. ...Read more

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I clear my throat a lot, will this affect my singing voice?

I clear my throat a lot, will this affect my singing voice?

Yes, it may: Frequent throat clearing is a sign of post nasal drip. Do you have allergic rhinitis. It will effect your singing voice because the drippage may collect on the vocal cord area and cause cough and tickling sensation during singing. Try saline nasal lavage/irrigation, antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays. See your physician or ENT if symptoms persists. ...Read more

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Will a middle ear infection affect my singing voice?

Will a middle ear infection affect my singing voice?

Usually not: Ear infections usually only affect the ear not the voice. Sometime though the same viral illness can affect more than one area of the body. That is why someone can have for example an ear infection runny nose and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Will my singing voice return after total thyroidectomy?

Will my singing voice return after total thyroidectomy?

It can: The risk of nerve injury with surgery should be about 1%. If it happens, 50% can recover. The recurrent laryngeal nerve controls the voice and damage can cause severe hoarseness and weak voice. Superior laryngeal nerve damage can cause loss of pitch. The overwhelming majority of people have no problem, some have mild weakness that returns, and very few have permanent damage. Chances are good. ...Read more

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When a teenager starts singing young like on idol, do their voices last long?

When a teenager starts singing young like on idol, do their voices last long?

Style matters: A trained singer can go for 70+ years singing if they have good technique and healthy habits. If the contestants on ai have such a background, they can absolutely last. Unfortunately, many don't and are imitating the 'belting' they think they hear from stars. I hope that the show provides them with opportunities to rest and medical attention when needed. ...Read more

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Could getting your adenoids removed improve your singing voice?

Could getting your adenoids removed improve your singing voice?

Adenoids: At your age, the likelihood of your adenoids causing any particular problem would be quite unusual. For most patients, the adenoid pad gets smaller by the time they reach age 12. Allergies, sinus infection and reflux can cause then to stay enlarged, though. If there were enlarged, removal can often change the voice, but whether your singing voice would be improved is impossible to predict. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting rid of a nasally singing voice/transitioning.?

Voice coach: Take singing lessons. There are ways to sound better, but not all of us can sing on key. Certainly there are techniques to modulate the quality of your singing. Get lessons from a pro. ...Read more

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What kind of neck exercises can someone do to get their singing voice deepened?

What kind of neck exercises can someone do to get their singing voice deepened?

Voice coach: You will need to work with a voice coach. The neck mm do not directly impact vocal cords. ...Read more

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Haven't used my voice much for a few months. Is it okay/safe to go straight into singing?

Singing: You would want to gradually get back into it. Just like training for a race. Too much too soon will lead to vocal cord problems down the road. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if I don't treat it will I lose my singing voice?

I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if I don't treat it will I lose my singing voice?

May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more

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Sit list me atleast two things to eat which would develop my voice. I am a singer. I want a strong singing voice.

None known: There are not any particular foods that are proven to change or improve a person's voice. Of course, a healthy diet of natural foods is always good, especially one without sugar, excess simple carbohydrates, or excess salt. Also, one should avoid smoking anything, as smoking is harmful to the lungs and voicebox. ...Read more

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How to maintain clear voice & voice quality. & advice for diet which help in good singing.

How to maintain clear voice & voice quality. & advice for diet which help in good singing.

Voice quality: I would speak with a vocal coach about ways to achieve this. If strained/ inflammed - ensure period of vocal rest & you can try this recipe. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip ...Read more

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Is my singing voice going to be okay? Do I have a vocal nodule or just need more rest? I love to sing and lately I have really been using my singing voice more frequently. Last week I was singing rolling in the deep by adele and all the sudden, on the lou

Is my singing voice going to be okay? Do I have a vocal nodule or just need more rest? I love to sing and lately I have really been using my singing voice more frequently. Last week I was singing rolling in the deep by adele and all the sudden, on the lou

Sudden: Sudden losses of the voice may be due to a hematoma (a collection of blood) in or on the vocal cord. Small blood vessels can rupture from vocal abuse like yelling, singing, coughing, etc. Treatment is controversial. Some feel that small hematomas can be treated with voice rest. Others feels that they lead to scarring of the cord or growths called polyps and they should be managed surgically. Other causes of voice loss and hoarseness include muscle tension dysphonia (the muscles around the larynx are over stimulated and the muscles are tense) and vocal nodules (callus-like growths on the cords). If your voice does not improve, then you should be seen by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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Will having tonsils out change singing voice?

Will having tonsils out change singing voice?

It depends: If your tonsils are small and the change in your throat is small then the likelihood of it changing your singing voice is small. The bigger your tonsils are the greater the likelihood that it will change your singing voice. The reason is that your throat and nose is your vocal tract. The vocal tract is what determines "your sound". By removing tonsils you change your vocal tract and you can change your sound. ...Read more

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Can smoking and drinking make my singing voice change?

Can smoking and drinking make my singing voice change?

Smoking mostly: I am not aware of any evidence that consumption of alcohol will change the voice in the absence of smoking, but since heavy smokers are often heavy drinkers, and alcohol increases the toxicity of cigarette smoke, there can be more inflammation in people who do both. Think of Selma Diamond's rough raspy voice as the end-stage of smoking related changes in voice. Consider quitting!! ...Read more

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What happens to your singing voice after you get your tonsils out?

Not much: How good of a singer are you. If you are a professional, you might notice some change in your vibratto. Usually would only be a potential concern if you are a classically trained singer. ...Read more

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If I get my tonsils removed, will that make me lose my singing voice?

If I get my tonsils removed, will that make me lose my singing voice?

Are you professional: If you make your living singing then removing your tonsils may adversely affect the quality of your singing voice. The throat is part of the vocal tract which modulates the quality of sound. If your tonsils are removed, that area can scar and change the way that sound is formed. If you are not a professional then the change in your voice would be more difficult to notice and less of an issue. ...Read more

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I'm 17 Would my voice change even if I'm a singer and what would its effect have on my singing career because I'm a Tenor singer?

I'm 17 Would my voice change even if I'm a singer and what would its effect have on my singing career because I'm a Tenor singer?

Yes: You will loose your high pitched sound of teenager due to increased male hormone activity. Sorry it is the part of the deal of growing up to young adulthood. ...Read more

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I can really tie together when I started having upper back and neck tension, but could it be the reason for me losing my singing voice?

I can really tie together when I started having upper back and neck tension, but could it be the reason for me losing my singing voice?

Not sure: Most likely the neck and back pain are related to tension or stress and I suppose remotely that stress could affect the quality of the voice but you better seek medical evaluation to make sure nothing else going on. ...Read more

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I want to know that whether weight training has adverse effect on singing voice. Then how can I increase my stamina & strength without workout?

I want to know that whether weight training has adverse effect on singing voice. Then how can I increase my stamina & strength without workout?

No: Unless you are taking anabolic steroid this shouldn't affect your voice. As for your stamina, it is partly genetically determined and partly related to your health and physical condition. There is no easy way to improve strength without exercising. If stamina is the issue, be sure to check with your doctor re. Your cardiopulmonary status. ...Read more

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What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either

What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either

Dysphonia: The usual cause is either post-nasal drip or acid reflux. You should have an evaluation by a gastroenterologist that performs esophageal pH studies and manometry. They may just try you on a course of acid suppression medications. ...Read more

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About 2 weeks ago I couldn't stop coughing and getting fevers. Now my singing voice has changed and everything I sing my voice cracks. How do I fix it?

About 2 weeks ago I couldn't stop coughing and getting fevers. Now my singing voice has changed and everything I sing my voice cracks. How do I fix it?

Rest your voice: You probably have some inflammation of your vocal cords. I would rec. Resting your voice for at least two weeks-- no singing. If you sound hoarse when talking, then rest it with speaking also. Whispering actually makes it worse, so just write or text. If you still hear cracking after two weeks, see your doctor for an exam of your vocal cords. ...Read more

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