There are a variety of medical conditions that can lead to voice problems. You should seek a consultation with an ENT specialist if you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time.

Causes of voice loss

The most common causes of voice loss are due to inflammation and infection and a result of swelling of the vocal folds, which prevents proper vibration needed to speak. Other causes include nervous system disorders and obstruction within the vocal cord region. Loss of voice can also arise from tumours, nodules or benign growths, bony growths, or goitres occurring within the region of the larynx.