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Vocal Health Is Important, Too

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Overuse, underuse and misuse of your voice are three common ways of harming your vocal health, according to James Thomas, M.D. Dr. Thomas, an ear-nose-and-throat doctor who practices in Portland, Oregon, discusses symptoms of voice issues, as well as tips.

“People who acutely overuse their voice—football game on a Friday night and yelling— can get acute injuries. Those tend to be ruptures of the little blood vessels throughout the vocal cords.”