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Voice problems

Voice problems

Talking can be more difficult if you are breathless. Your voice might sound weak, quiet, rough or hoarse.  You may have a sore throat if you have been coughing a lot.  You are more likely to have these problems if you needed a breathing tube in hospital. 

Breathing is very important to enable us to speak in a clear voice that can be easily heard and understood by others. You may feel that your voice is weak and your speech is not as clear as it used to be. This should improve as your symptoms resolve.

Should your voice problems persist for several weeks, please contact your GP who may arrange for you to be assessed by an ear, nose and throat doctor and a speech and language therapist if your problems don’t resolve.


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