Is your voice tired at the end of the day? Do you feel that your throat is sore? Is your voice hoarse?
If you’ve been feeling any of the above for a prolonged period – then it’s time to visit your doctor. These symtoms may be telling you that your vocal cords are not healthy. We’ve had several clients come to us with these symtoms after being diagnosed by their doctors with vocal nodules. Nodules are calluses on the vocal cords. This happens with vocal misuse such as: speaking in the wrong pitch, not enough breath support and/or too much tension. Vocal nodules usually respond very well to speech therapy. Therapy includes teaching vocal hygiene, proper breathing techniques, voice placement, relaxtion and good posture. You should be able to speak all day without feeling any of these symtoms if you’re caring for and using your voice properly.