Are You Experiencing a Voice Problem?
Do you often lose your voice?
Do you have trouble projecting your voice?
Is your voice problem affecting your personal or professional life?
Has your voice been hoarse, raspy, or breathy for more than 3 weeks?
Do you feel as though your voice gets "tired" or "strained" after prolonged talking?
What does your voice say about you?
Your voice plays an integral role in the way that you communicate, express your emotions, and establish your individuality. A voice problem can significantly change the way that you feel about yourself and how you view your communication with others. People often wait to seek professional help about a voice problem until it begins to affect them at work. This may be especially true for professional voice users, including singers, teachers, coaches, etc., but anyone experiencing a voice problem may find it difficult to communicate at home, at work, on the phone, etc.
Patients may experience voice problems for a variety of reasons, including voice abuse or overuse, infection, disease, acid reflux, age, trauma, chemical exposure, cancer, or a neurological pathology. The Johns Hopkins Voice Center specializes in state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals of all ages who present with a variety of voice disorders. Our patients include professional and non-professional singers, speakers, teachers, clergy, attorneys, salespeople, actors, elected officials, cheerleaders, coaches, or any individual experiencing a vocal pathology.