Hoarseness (cont.)

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How is hoarseness prevented?

Hoarseness can be prevented in some instances, for example:

  • Avoid situations that require excessive strenuous voice use, and if a person needs to project their voice, use a microphone if possible.
  • Voice therapists or singing teachers may be helpful in certain cases to assist individuals with vocal training and voice modification.
  • Smoking cessation can prevent hoarseness or the development of cancer of the larynx.
  • Individuals with hoarseness caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can benefit from medications and dietary modification (such as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods).

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery


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