When the vocal folds swell they will cease to create a seal when coming together and you will hear a rasping sound as your voice becomes hoarse. This may occur through improper voice use when speaking or singing. If this symptom persists over a long period of time, you would be wise to assume that some vocal damage has occurred. You should rest your voice and seek professional advice.
For a comprehensive list of Ear, Nose and Throat Clinics visit www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk or the equivalent in your home country.
Learning how to practice the essentials in the right way, can improve your vocal health and stamina beyond recognition, and prevent hoarseness and other unwanted signs of vocal strain.
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Ana, This is just to say that, following your very useful advice re. vocal health, I have just finished an extremely successful show week. My voice was as strong on the last night as it had been 6 shows earlier in the week for the first time ever! Thanks so much!
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