There’s nothing that can tug at a mum’s heartstrings like the sound of her child’s voice. And nothing more special than when you hear a loved one on the phone after a long period of time without them.
But sometimes our loved ones can sound a bit unusual or off-key. If you’re noticing a low or high pitch, a voice too loud or too nasal, or a harshness that doesn’t go away, these could be signs of a voice disorder.
Voice disorders are actually fairly common, and not necessarily something to worry about. In fact, they may even resolve on their own.
But sometimes having a different voice can have negative effects on a person socially and if left untreated, voice disorders and their accompanying difficulties can carry on into adulthood.
Let’s look a bit deeper at what voice disorders are, and what you can do about them.