Premature vocal cord aging or direct vocal cord trauma that results in scar tissue can lead to hoarseness, vocal strain, fatigue, or anterior neck pain. Patients with an aging voice may struggle to be heard in a noisy environment like a restaurant.
Patients who suffer from this condition should know that there are several treatment options available including injections of hyaluronic acid or the patient's own fat cells into the vocal cords to boost vocal performance. Some of the procedures can be done in the office with very little discomfort for the patient and with immediate vocal improvement.
Presbylarynx describes aged vocal cords and voice box muscles. Vocal cords become thinner and weaker, and they have a bowed appearance
Because aging vocal cords lose their volume, they can no longer completely close when talking. They also lose their ability to vibrate normally. Patients will complain about a softer voice that gets tired more easily.
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