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Common Voice disorders

Speaking is a physical task that require coordination of breathing with the use of several muscles groups. It should come as no surprise that, just like in any other physical task, there are efficient and inefficient ways of using your voice. Excessively  loud, prolonged and/or efficient voice can lead to vocal difficulties, just like improper lifting can lead to back injuries. Excessive tension in the neck and laryngeal muscles, along with poor breathing technique during speech leads to vocal fatigue, increased vocal effort, and hoarseness. Voice misuse and over use puts you at risk for developing vocal cord hemorrhage.

This session was about Common Voice Disorder.