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Thread #114088 Message #2432388
Posted By: Ken Schatz
06-Sep-08 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Subject: RE: My voice is heavily damaged! HELP!
Bonnie, Bruce, Don, and others are absolutely right - you MUST see a medical voice specialist RIGHT AWAY. You mention going back to your GP - ok, but not good enough! From your description, you are in serious danger of permanent damage, and YOU MUST SEE A LARYNGOLOGIST NOW.
For those looking to be scared straight about good vocal technique and the importance of prompt medical attention to these symptoms, I recommend video of vocal fold nodules.
It IS possible to belt safely. It's just that many people don't, because they don't really know how - there are lots of teachers and coaches out there who are doing more harm than good.
Best of luck,