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Thread #114088   Message #2431632
Posted By: GUEST,Alex637959
05-Sep-08 - 06:04 AM
Thread Name: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Subject: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Hi there!
I don't know if anyone can help me but I am desperate! I am a 20 year old guy and work full time at a private performing arts school. One of the main things we concentrate on is musical theatre, so there is a lot of loud singing involved.

I've tried resting, drinking, vocal spray, - i visited my local doctor and they told me to rest my voice, but it is SERIOUSLY damaged! I used to have a really rich full bodied voice, but now it is scratchy most of the time! When I wake up on a morning, my voice is sometimes deep and resonant, but after about half an hour using my voice (singing - even just talking!) it goes back to sounding VERY scratchy and monotonous to listen to.

Accompanying this, I also have a constant tickly cough! As I work in a performing arts school, I know that coughing just makes the voice worse, so I do it as correctly and gently as I can, most of the time trying to swallowe not cough.

The fact is, due to the nature of my job, I don't have an option to rest it as I work 6 days a week! I am only 20 and my voice is AWFUL! My colleagues use their voice as much as me, but they never seem to loose their voice.

I physically can't sing low notes, without it sounding like something to the effect of a scratchy yawn. My voice truly is in a big mess!


Alex x