Speech-Language Pathologist Questions Dysphonia

Do I have dysphonia?

I am unable to talk for too long before my throat becomes very dry and hoarse. Could it be dysphonia? I'm nervous as to why this is happening. My voice has been like this for as long as I can remember but I never really questioned it.

2 Answers

Spasmodic dysphonia causes voice breaks and can give the voice a tight, strained quality. People with spasmodic dysphonia may have occasional breaks in their voice that occur once every few sentences. Usually, however, the disorder is more severe and spasms may occur on every other word, making a person's speech very difficult for others to understand. At first, symptoms may be mild and occur only occasionally, but they may worsen and become more frequent over time. Spasmodic dysphonia is a chronic condition that continues throughout a person's life.

However, it is best to go to an ENT Doctor to check your vocal folds/cords and then go to a Speech-Language Pathologist for voice therapy.
Hi. I would suggest consulting an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) specialist. An examination of your larynx by ENT specialist can exclude some causes which lead to dry and hoarseness.