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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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