Larynx

2011 Cochrane - Madrid

2011 Cochrane Scholars Madrid, SpainSponsored by Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MDProposed topic: Interventions for Acoustic Neuroma

Vocal Warmup: Put Your Best Voice Forward

It is important that you put your best voice forward. Remember that your voice is part of your appearance. Effective verbal communication depends not only on what you say, but also on how you sound.

The Laryngectomee Guide

By Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc

Effects of Medications on Voice

Could Your Medication Be Affecting Your Voice?

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children

What is laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)?

Hoarseness

Abnormal changes in the voice are called “hoarseness.” When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or show changes in volume or pitch (depending on how high or low the voice is).

Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer

Laryngeal cancer is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.

How the Voice Works

We rely on our voices every day to interact with others, and a healthy voice is critical for clear communication. But just as we walk without thinking about it, we usually speak without thinking how our body makes it happen.

Tips for Healthy Voices

Voice problems usually are associated with hoarseness (also known as roughness), instability, or problems with voice endurance. If you are unsure if you have an unhealthy voice, ask yourself the following: Has your voice become hoarse or raspy?

The Voice and Aging

As we age, our voices change. The most dramatic voice changes are those during childhood and adolescence. The larynx (or voice box) and vocal cord tissues do not fully mature until late teenage years.