Voice Problems and Causes - NY Otolaryngology Group

Voice is an integral part of communication and success in daily life. If you have voice problems, it may involve an underlying medical pathology. Also, the way you speak may be a cause of your issue and/or a result of an underlying medical condition. We offer state-of-the art diagnostic testing and treatment that is tailored to your individual needs and interests.

Common Voice Problems

  • Hoarse, strained, weak, or breathy vocal quality
  • Difficulty producing a loud voice
  • Pain or discomfort with speaking or singing
  • Increased effort to talk
  • Frequent laryngitis
  • Voice fatigue
  • Decrease in pitch range
  • Changes in voice after trauma

Voice Problems Causes

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Gastric reflux disease
  • Environmental issues
  • Vocal cord trauma and misuse
  • Vocal polyps (growths)
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Neuromuscular diseases (including spasmodic dysphonia)
  • Psychological stress