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Change in Voice


What do you mean by Change in Voice?

Change in Voice refers to a condition in which voice changes as compared to normal voice. This can happen due to some minor illness or it may even indicate a more serious health issue. 

What are the causes of Change in Voice?

Various causes that can result in Change in Voice are:

  • Acute laryngitis
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
  • Allergies
  • Inhalation of respiratory tract irritants
  • Thyroid
  • Voice misuse and overuse
  • Benign vocal cord lesions
  • Vocal cord haemorrhage
  • Vocal cord paralysis and paresis
  • Laryngeal cancer
What are the symptoms of Change in Voice?

When your voice changes, it may inherit raspy and harsh quality. It may also cause a change in the pitch and volume of voice of patient.

How can Change in Voice be treated?

The treatment for Change in Voice depends on diagnosing & treating the underlying condition. The doctor may recommend:

  • Conservative treatment (cough suppressants & humidified air) for acute laryngitis
  • Voice rest
  • Medication to treat allergies
  • Surgery for benign nodules or polyps, cancer of larynx