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Voice is the sound made by air passing from your
lungs through your larynx, or voice box. In your
larynx are your vocal cords, two bands of muscle
that vibrate to make sound. For most of us, our
voices play a big part in who we are, what we do
and how we communicate. Like fingerprints, each
person's voice is unique.
things we do can injure our vocal cords. Talking
too much, screaming, constantly clearing your
throat or smoking can make you hoarse. These can
also lead to problems such as nodules, polyps
and sores on the vocal cords.
Other causes of voice disorders include
infections, upward movement of stomach acids
into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer
and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.
Treatment for voice disorders varies depending
on the cause. Most voice problems can be
successfully treated when diagnosed early.
NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other