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Voice Pain and Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Often after having a cold or upper respiratory infection, the vocal cords can become swollen, commonly known as laryngitis. When this happens, the muscles around the larynx (paralaryngeal muscles) and neck muscles engage when you vocalize. These muscles are not typically used for voice production, but to compensate for laryngitis, they begin to participate in …

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Small Hemorrhages: So now what?

In a prior article, we discussed how small undetected hemorrhages will eventually lead to a larger vocal injury. The overarching question here, though, is now what? How do we use this information to change our behavior? Click here to learn more.

Allergies and the Voice

Most people associate allergies with the classic symptoms seen on commercials: itchy, watery eyes; runny nose; and sneezing. However, far more often, allergies present subtly, and in a way that is quite sinister when it comes to voice: postnasal drip. Click here to learn more.

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