"Voice problem"

About: Dewsbury & District Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Speech & language therapy

(as the patient),

I visited ENT with a voice problem last year. My voice had been husky or non-existant at times for about a year. I was worried that I had throat cancer.

On examination with a camera the Specialist told me that my voice problem was caused by my voice box not functioning as it should due to the muscles being "slack." I was referred for Speech Therapy (I'm 69 years old). I really couldn't see how this was going to work but I went along as instructed and the result has been amazing.

My therapist gave me various exercises, which I must admit I viewed with scepticism. I did the exercises religiously and after only 4 consultations my Speech Therapist has discharged me with some maintenance exercises to keep on top of my problem.

I would recommend anyone with a voice problem to see a Speech Therapist and stick at the exercises. The result is amazing. Thanks to all concerned.

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Response from Dewsbury & District Hospital

Thank you for these kind comments. We are glad that you had a good experience and appreciate you taking the time to post on the site.

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