What are the symptoms of dysphonia?
- Husky, hoarse, breathy and/or rough voice.
- Tightness and even muscle aches in the throat.
- Strained or tight voice.
- Weak or airy voice.
- Sudden breaks or fading of the voice.
- Neck that is tender or sore to the touch.
- Loss of vocal range when singing.
Similarly, what is the cause of dysphonia?
Most commonly, dysphonia is caused by an abnormality with the vocal cords (also known as vocal folds) but there can be other causes from problems with airflow from the lungs or abnormalities with the structures of the throat near the vocal cords.
Additionally, what dysphonia sounds like? Adductor spasmodic dysphonia is the most common form of spasmodic dysphonia. It is characterized by spasms that cause the vocal folds to slam together and stiffen. The spasms are usually absent—and the voice sounds normal—while laughing, crying, or shouting. Stress often makes the muscle spasms more severe.
Also question is, how is dysphonia treated?
Treatments for Spasmodic Dysphonia Your doctor may inject botulinum toxin, or Botox, into one or both vocal folds. Botox makes the muscles in your larynx weaker. This may lead to a smoother voice. Be sure to talk to your doctor about possible side effects of Botox.
Do I have spasmodic dysphonia?
Symptoms of spasmodic dysphonia vary depending on whether the spasms cause the vocal cords to close or to open. Speech that is strained or difficult, weak, quiet, or whispery, may be due to spasmodic dysphonia.