Voice Case of the Week: Voice and Emotion

Osborne Head and Neck Institute Case Presentation:

A 23 year old female singer, well-known to the practice, presented with new onset of vocal symptoms. She noted that things had been going well since her last screening visit, which did not demonstrate any abnormalities. However, over the past month she had been having increasing vocal difficulty. She noted pain when she tried to sing, rapid onset of vocal fatigue while singing, and decreased vocal range. She stated her voice would crack and break when she tried to reach notes that were normally comfortable for her.

She denied any precipitating factors and noted no change in her general health since the onset of symptoms.

Click here for Los Angeles, laryngologist, Dr. Reena Gupta, MD’s diagnosis.

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