Vocal disorder most likely in teachers

Published: 30th June 2013 08:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 08:37 AM   |  A+A-

Emphasising on the need for awareness on  voice care among teachers, Dr M Kumaresan, an ENT surgeon from Chennai, said around 20 per cent of the teachers with over 10 years of professional experience are likely to get vocal cord disorders.

He was speaking at a camp for teachers at the District Science Centre on Saturday. He said, a hoarse voice could result due to various reasons, including talking too much, screaming or smoking.

This in turn could lead to problems such as vocal cord paralysis, swelling and laryngitis.


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