Chronic hoarseness and intermittent voice loss are the most common symptoms of a voice disorder. Voice disorders can occur at any age. Young boys are more likely than girls to develop a voice disorder, but voice disorders are more common amongst adolescent girls, as well as women of all ages.
The first step is to see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor, also known as an Otolaryngologist. After that doctor has ruled out any rare but more serious problem, and provided a specific diagnosis, often vocal nodules, we work with patients to strengthen their voices and to modify the vocal behaviors that caused the problem.
Transgender Voice Therapy
Whether transitioning from male to female or female to male, voice therapy can aid in obtaining a voice that is either more feminine or more masculine. Additionally, communication therapy can move beyond focusing on pitch alone to include the verbal and non-verbal characteristics of either gender.