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Old 09-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Question Voice range lost after intubation

HI,
"Can you identify?" >> ok so i just revealed my age!

I had heart failure and was intubated prior to having a pacemaker installed. After intubation I had a sore, raspy throat for 4 or 5 days. Of course, doc and nurses all indicated this was normal. I used throat spray, and moved on.

I am now 30 days+ post extubation. My voice has dropped from soprano to low to mid alto. I can speak audibly, but for projection, or to use a phone, I have to tuck my chin to my chest. I have been a singer since 5th grade.

This voice loss bothers me the most as I am no longer able to sing in Worship at church.

Is this unusual? Will it just get better? Do I need to see a speach or ENT specialist?

I really appreciate all responses.
Thanks.

 
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