Your voice is an important part of your personality. When unusual changes occur, you should be evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist immediately.
Complicated voice disorders
The vocal cords may vibrate in an abnormal manner, affecting the sound of your voice. Our specialists at Orlando ENT Associates are experts in identifying and treating complicated vocal cord disorders, including:
- Laryngitis: Inflammation of the voice box from overuse, infection, or allergies
- Vocal cord paresis: An abnormal nerve input to the vocal cords, leading to vocal weakness or abnormal vocal cord motions.
- Vocal cord paralysis: When the nerve impulses to the vocal cords are interrupted, the muscles may no longer move, affecting the ability to speak or breathe.
- Spasmodic dysphonia: This condition affects the muscles that create voice sounds, which can spasm, leading to the inability to speak or great difficulty speaking.
- Muscle tension dysphonia: Excessive muscle tension around the larynx can lead to changes in the sound of your voice, which can sound rough, gravelly, raspy, or other changes.
- Polyps, nodules, lesions, or cysts on the vocal cords: These growths can affect the sound of the voice, or the ability to speak.