- Scratchy, weak or breathy voice
- Difficulty with loudness
- Pain or discomfort with speaking or singing
- Change in singing voice
- Increased effort to talk
- Frequent laryngitis
- Voice fatigue (worsening voice quality or discomfort with voice use)
- Changes in voice after trauma or surgery to the neck, throat or larynx
Voice disorders can be caused by a variety of factors and are frequently related, but not limited to vocal nodules, polyps, cysts, granulomas, cancer, papilloma, vocal fold paralysis, vocal edema (swelling), muscle tension dysphonia or other changes to the vocal folds and how they move or vibrate.
- Benign Vocal Fold Lesions
- Head and Neck Cancer (including laryngeal and other cancers)
- Parkinson's Disease (Effect on Voice)
- Resonance Concerns
- Vocal Fold Paralysis
- Vocal Fold Scarring
The health care providers at UW Health's Voice and Swallowing Clinics provide a wide range of general and specialized care for the voice.