This section has some general information on effective communication in the context of new challenges posed by the global pandemic
Source American Speech and Hearing Association, ASHA
Some people can experience temporary changes to the sound of their voice following covid-19 infection, below are some general tips to aid vocal recovery. If these difficulties persist seek medical advice, your GP may refer you to an ENT specialist and a speech and language therapist.
People with COVID-19 are likely to experience excessive and prolonged coughing episodes. Coughing brings the vocal folds forcefully together to to clear mucus from your lungs and throat. This level of coughing can injure the vocal cords and they can become swollen and inflamed. When vocal cords become swollen and inflamed, they can become stiff and less flexible. This means that they are unable to vibrate freely, so the sound of the voice changes, often becoming hoarse, rougher or weaker. This can be uncomfortable and frustrating.
Source: University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW NHS)
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