Voice Disorders

Vocal cord nodules are benign (noncancerous) growths on both vocal cords that are caused by vocal abuse. Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords results in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord. These spots develop into harder, callous-like growths called nodules. The nodules will become larger and stiffer the longer the vocal abuse continues.  In children, the vocal nodules may be referred to as "screamer's nodules."

What are signs and symptoms of vocal cord nodules?

  • hoarseness
  • breathiness
  • a "rough" voice
  • a "scratchy" voice
  • harshness
  • shooting pain from ear to ear
  • a "lump in the throat" sensation
  • neck pain
  • decreased pitch range
  • voice and body fatigue

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Voice Services


Speech and Language Services for Children

Speech services are available to address voice disorders, including vocal nodules and resonance disorders.  See below for additional information regarding the vocal nodules.

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