A person’s voice is produced by the passing of air through the larynx, which causes vibration of the vocal cords. Voice is the most commonly used form of communication and thus invaluable. Having voice problems can affect an individual’s ability to connect with other people. It often manifests in the form of changes in voice quality and pitch, such as sounding raspy, hoarse, and/or rough. It can be associated with a sharp or dull pain in the throat and an inability to produce sound. If you are experiencing any of these issues, please make an appointment to see our ear, nose, and throat specialist as proper care and use of your voice is important for voice health.