It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

Voice range lost after intubation

Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: atexas
Posts: 1
kingskid906 HB User
Question Voice range lost after intubation

"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.

Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
Reply Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!