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Who gets voice disorders?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anyone is at risk

Voice disorders can happen to anyone.
There are those based in a neurological problem, those that happen after injury, intubation or surgery and those that happen from "overuse"- i prefer to think of it as need-ability mismatch. Since we're all at risk, we should all be conscious of the voice since it's part of our 'fingerprint' in an audio and video world.

In brief: Anyone is at risk

Voice disorders can happen to anyone.
There are those based in a neurological problem, those that happen after injury, intubation or surgery and those that happen from "overuse"- i prefer to think of it as need-ability mismatch. Since we're all at risk, we should all be conscious of the voice since it's part of our 'fingerprint' in an audio and video world.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anyone

Voice disorders are common, and voice problems can be due to any number of problems including infection, reflux disease, overuse, smoking, vocal cord polyps, cancer, etc.
If you have a laryngitis which goes away on its own within a week or two, great. If you have a voice problem which is worsening or lasts more than 2-3 weeks you should bring it to your doctor's attention. Best wishes!

In brief: Anyone

Voice disorders are common, and voice problems can be due to any number of problems including infection, reflux disease, overuse, smoking, vocal cord polyps, cancer, etc.
If you have a laryngitis which goes away on its own within a week or two, great. If you have a voice problem which is worsening or lasts more than 2-3 weeks you should bring it to your doctor's attention. Best wishes!
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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