One of the most common diagnoses that we treat at the Professional Voice Care Center is muscle tension dysphonia, or MTD. MTD is a change in the way the voice sounds or feels due to excessive muscle tension in and around the larynx (the “voicebox”). MTD is considered a functional dysphonia: those muscles become tense as a compensatory reaction to a stressor or irritating factor: a cold, reflux, environmental irritants, or even stress itself.
In this “Live” segment, celebrity vocologist Karen Sussman, MA, CCC-SLP discusses signs and symptoms of MTD, how this vexing condition is diagnosed, and even gives us some quick techniques to combat it.
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Disclaimer – Karen Sussman and the Professional Voice Care Center will not be held liable for any injuries that arise out of carelessness or misuse of recommended products. This Video Content has been made available for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Karen Sussman and the Professional Voice Care Center hereby disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of the Video Content, which is provided as is, and without warranties.*