An estimated 17.9 million U.S. adults ages 18 or older, or 7.6%, report having had a problem with their voice in the past 12 months.

Voice problems can be a symptom of a number of conditions. They are associated with common causes like reflux and acute laryngitis, and more serious problems like vocal cord paralysis and laryngeal cancer. As such, any voice change that persists longer than two weeks should be evaluated by one of our expert laryngologists.