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Vocal Nodule Treatment for Singers

Are you frequently cancelling singing shows or, even worse, are you being avoided quite often from performing on stage due to a change in your voice? Did you ever feel something constantly annoying in your throat? It might be due to the presence of vocal nodules in your vocal folds. Don’t worry! We know that your voice is not only an important asset to you, but also your livelihood. We will guide you through in this difficult time of yours, until you are completely cured.   What are Vocal Nodules? Vocal nodules and polyps are extra growths in the vocal folds, that is very irritating to the affected person. These lesions are generally caused due to vocal overuse, or trauma to the vocal folds. These can cause hoarseness of the voice and when the vocal folds collide violently swelling can develop around the site of the collision. Vocal nodules are bilaterally symmetrical white masses that form almost at the midpoint of the vocal folds. These are benign, that is, non-cancerous. In children, vocal fold nodules are more common in males; however, in adults, they are more common in females. Generally the vocal nodules caused due to trauma gets recovered after several days of voice rest. However, these episodes often tend to repeat themselves, thus causing the vocal cords to swelling to become more persistent, and it is at this stage that a treatment from a recognised clinic for voice therapy in Kolkata becomes very essential. These vocal cord swellings are […]

Symptoms and Causes of Hoarseness

Hoarseness is a voice disorder in which the person’s voice changes abnormally. A hoarse voice may sound rough, strained and breathy and there may even be changes in the pitch and volume of the voice. Sound is produced when the vocal folds vibrate while air leaves the lungs. Hoarseness may occur when there is a malformation in the vocal folds or the vocal cord – the main organs responsible for one’s voice. Swelling or lumps on the vocal folds prevent them from coming together properly while speaking or singing (vocal folds stay apart while a person is breathing), which makes a change in the voice, resulting in hoarseness – a common form of voice disorder. Hoarseness treatment in Kolkata varies from person to person, depending on the cause and symptoms of hoarseness that the concerned person is suffering from. Some common symptoms of hoarseness are as follows: Shortness of breath Sore throat Neck swelling General weakness Fever Frequent coughing Wheezing Feels hot to touch Abnormal pain in throat Weight loss Hoarseness lasts for more than 2-3 weeks Pain in the throat which is not due to cold or flu Blood comes up while coughing Swallowing difficulties Swelling or lump sensation  in the throat Complete loss or severe change in voice that lasts for many days If you have these symptoms, immediately consult a certified Speech Language Pathologist at a good clinic dealing with hoarseness treatment in Kolkata. Delaying a voice disorder treatment may grow worse, and may have adverse effects […]

How to Prevent Voice Disorders?

Your voice is a very vital part of your life, and you need to take proper care of it. Life cannot be imagined without voice, that is without, speech or spoken language. It is your responsibility to preserve your God-gifted natural voice, and to take every preventive measure possible to avoid voice disorders. Prevention is always better than cure, as not all voice disorders can be treated. People with voice disorders willing for Voice Therapy should consult a certified Speech Language Pathologist at a recognised clinic dealing with voice disorder therapy in Kolkata. While some voice problems are temporary, and usually go away with time, others may be permanent and might even lead to dangerous consequences. Voice disorders vary according to their cause and type, like vocal fold paralysis, vocal fold nodules or polyps, paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), spasmodic dysphonia, and others. Fortunately, most of the voice disorders are preventable, and one should not neglect the following preventive tips that are recommended by vocal health professionals at good centres of voice disorder therapy in Kolkata. Avoid voice misuse and overuse – This means that you should avoid shouting excessively and for prolonged periods of time. Speak in a low volume, without hurting or over-exercising your voice. Also, avoid noisy areas as far as possible, as you may be required to talk in a much higher volume. If you really need to talk to a noisy crowd, use a microphone to amplify your voice. Vocal health professionals at good clinics […]

Voice Disorder in Singers

A person suffering from voice problems experience pain and discomfort while speaking or singing. It involves difficulties in controlling the pitch, loudness and quality of the voice. When a person exhales, air gently passes through the throat, across the open vocal cords, and gradually goes out from the mouth and nose. While speaking, the vocal cords close partially as air travels through them, causing vibrations, thus producing the unique sound of one’s voice. This audio output of voice is the result of remarkable and complex interactions involving several body parts – especially the lungs, voice box (larynx) and mouth. If any of these delicate organs are damaged, it may lead to voice disorders. Voice is an essential entity in one’s life, especially singers. Calcuttans suffering from voice disorders need immediate attention and should visit a good voice disorder treatment clinic in Kolkata. They must be aware of the possible causes of voice disorders and undergo a treatment by consulting a skilled and professional Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), delaying which might result in dangerous consequences. Anyone can develop voice problems, but people having problems in vocal cords are at a higher risk. This risk factor increases in case of a singer who might face severe internal damages while singing, if not treated on time. It is unfortunate that singers, preachers, public orators and teachers have a high-risk of suffering from voice disorders due to the regular strain in their vocal cords. Voice disorders, however, also come with aging, when the muscles […]

Hoarseness Prevention and Treatment Tips

Hoarseness is a voice disorder in which a person faces abnormal voice changes. A hoarse voice may sound rough, breathy, strained and raspy and there may even be changes in the tone, pitch and volume of the voice. This voice disorder happens due to malformations in the vocal folds or the vocal cord, which are the main organs responsible for one’s voice. While breathing, the vocal folds remain apart, and while speaking or singing, they come together. Sound is produced when they vibrate while air leaves the lungs. Swelling or lumps on the vocal folds prevent them from coming together properly, which makes a change in the voice, resulting in a common form of voice disorder called hoarseness. Clinics that offer professional services in hoarseness treatment in Kolkata, agree on the common cause of hoarseness being acute laryngitis which occurs due to swelling from common cold, viral infection in upper respiratory tract, or irritation caused due to excessive voice use like screaming. Fortunately there are other causes of hoarseness that are temporary, and tend to go away with time. However, certain disorders like keratosis in the focal fold can lead to cancer. Some unusual causes of hoarseness include allergies, thyroid problems, neurological disorders, trauma received by the voice box, and sometimes even the normal menstrual cycle. It is, therefore, necessary to prevent before any serious damage happens to your precious voice, because prevention is always better than cure. Professional Speech Language Pathologists at clinics dealing with hoarseness treatment in Kolkata […]

Voice Disorder- Facts and Treatments

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Are you suffering from voice disorder ? Feeling humiliated to speak in public? Voice refers to the sound which is produced by human beings using the lungs and the vocal box. Voice gets produced when air is exhaled from the lungs passes over the vocal cords to get them vibrated.  In simple terms voice is when our lungs, muscles and nerves work together to produce human sound. Voice disorder is a state when the pitch, loudness or quality draws more attention than actually what the speaker is saying. It may also cause a state when the speaker may experience pain or discomfort while speaking or singing. We at Speech Plus as a leading provider of Voice Disorder treatment in Kolkata examine here below some basic facts and treatments: Some basic symptoms of voice disorders may be Hoarseness, cracking of the voice, sudden pitch, change in pitch, vocal fatigue or pain, tremor of voice, Loss of vocal range while singing etc. Causes of Voice Disorders: Some basic causes may be Upper respiratory Problems, Acid Reflux, Excessive strain on Voice owing to abuse/misuse, Laryngeal cancer, Inflammation or swelling etc. If you have identified that you are suffering from voice disorder based on the above symptoms mentioned above, it calls for diagnosis and treatment. You in such case must visit an otolaryngologist or an ENT who would examine and determine the course of treatment. The treatment of Voice disorders may be in the form of medication, Voice therapy or even surgery in extreme cases, or […]