Originally posted by Fay Putnam on January 15, 2014 at breathistheanswer.com/blog.
Are you committing vocal suicide? If you wonder about this question, glance at the following list of common sensory and auditory symptoms.
- Progressive voice fatigue following brief or extended voice usage
- Rapid voice fatigue
- A feeling that talking/singing is an effort
- Tension or tightness in the throat
- Acute or chronic hoarseness
- Reduced vocal range
- Tone change from clear voice to breathy, raspy, or rough voice
- Repeated loss of voice
If one notices these symptoms persistently, it would be wise to see a voice professional and have a thorough laryngeal examination. An Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor can examine and will advise. Once cleared of any pathological problem, a voice therapist, voice teacher or Alexander Technique professional can help restore your voice to it’s resounding quality.