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Hear The Voice Of Your Voice Problems

During interpersonal encounters, we create perceptions that are purely based on what our senses dictate. We judge others by what we see, feel, hear or touch. Our perception of other people can be influenced mainly by the way they speak and the messages they try to convey. This is one of most compelling reasons why speech is very crucial to each and every one of us—it mirrors our personality.

The initial impression created by our appearance is almost immediately confirmed or contradicted by our voice and words. Words serve as powerful channels that enable us to convey our thoughts and emotions. We should therefore carefully and assiduously enhance our communication and speaking skills to elicit positive impressions and notions that give people meaningful insights to our personality.

Why Do Voice Problems Occur?

Our voice plays an integral role in the way that we communicate our ideas, express our emotions and establish our individuality.  A voice problem can significantly change the way we feel about ourselves and how we initiate interaction with others.

Unfortunately, many often neglect the occurrence of voice problems. Many people often ignore the need to seek professional help, until the condition begins to negatively affect them in various aspects of their lives. This may be true for professional voice users including singers, teachers and coaches. We should always value our voices. Without a properly modulated voice, even our most basic communication activities become very difficult to perform.

Diagnosing Voice Problems

Almost all voice disorders are presented with more than one symptom, and a single symptom cannot be associated with a specific voice problem. Professions which involve a lot of speaking, singing or shouting are all predisposing factors which may lead to voice disorders.

The severity of a voice problem will depend on the underlying cause and extent of the condition. If symptoms are more frequent or persistent, then we should consider consulting an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor for professional opinion. Depending on the underlying cause, ENT doctors may recommend medications, therapy sessions or even ENT surgery. Therapy to treat voice problems can involve a regimen of exercises focusing on breath support, vocal cord movement or posture, as recommended by a qualified ENT specialist.

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