Disease Information for Voice overuse/abuse

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Hoarseness
Voice Alteration
Voice Alteration in Children
Voice Alteration in Elderly
Voice change/disturbance/Unusual
Voice/phonation problems
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Laryngitis, acute
Larynx polyp
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Vocal cord disorder (ex).
Definition

Contact ulcer: voice is characterised as low pitched, hoarse and grating; can arise from sudden traumatic yelling; Classic profile is a middle-aged male, tense, driven personality, often under chronic stress, lawyer, doctor, actor, salesman, teacher, minister; explosive speech stress patterns, sharp/abrupt glottal attack, excessively low voice pitch level, restricted pitch variability; complains of discomfort/pain deep in neck, tickle in the throat, urge to clear throat, lump in the throat, aching or dryness; Therapeutic intervention usually focuses on the person finding a higher vocal pitch acceptable (rather than being eg "unmanly"), eliminating the hard glottal attack, and techniques to reduce the overloud quality

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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