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Functional Voice Disorders

Functional voice disorders are those that come about after a physical or emotional crisis has caused a change in the way the vocal folds behave. Typically, a patient will learn to move their vocal folds in a new or unique fashion in order to compensate for whatever injury preceded the voice disorder. This maladaptive behavior then creates a voice problem all of its own. Once the underlying problem has been solved, most patients with functional voice disorders do extremely well and can expect a return to their normal voice. 

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If you are suffering from a functional voice disorder, call 716-WAKE or request an appointment online.

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Last Updated: 08-19-2016
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