Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Are you experiencing voice changes?

Vocal changes happen with breathing issues, vocal fold lesions or paralysis, neurological changes, and when we abuse or misuse our voices.  You might be concerned about sounding weak, breathy, hoarse, or raspy. You may find it difficult to be heard over the phone, in drive-throughs, inside restaurants, and social gatherings. You might have begun to feel isolated because of your voice.  

Is your voice interfering with things you enjoy?

·         Teaching

·         Preaching

·         Speaking for long periods

·         Talking in noisy restaurants

·         Joining in social conversations

·         Making business presentations

·         Reading to your grandchildren

·         Speaking to co-workers or employees

Does your voice sound weaker than you feel?

A 60-year-old rancher said when he was riding in the pasture with his ranch hands, his weak and raspy voice prevented him from calling or talking to them. He said, “My weak voice makes me sound like some puny person!”

Put your best voice forward!

Sounding good is indeed as important as looking good.  Whether you’re young or mature, use your voice professionally or just in daily living, your voice is fundamental to the way others perceive you.


If your voice sounds hoarse, weak, breathy, gravelly, or has changed from your normal, contact me to discuss your concern.  I will refer you to an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) physician for a direct or indirect view of your vocal folds.  If the examination indicates your vocal condition is amenable to voice therapy, call our office to make an appointment.  My 50 years of voice experience are available to help restore your voice.