If you've ever woken up with a hoarse voice the day after a party or a concert, you already know the symptoms of hoarseness. The broken voice, or hoarseness, is an alteration of the tone of the voice, often accompanied by pains of the throat, or a cough.
Hoarseness is the sign of an altered state of the mucous membranes of the phonatory apparatus, that is to say the system of sound production in humans.
The word "hoarse" comes from the Latin "raucus", that is to say "hoarse". Hoarseness is itself a symptom, it is an alteration of the tone of the voice that loses its clarity, and becomes a little hoarse, veiled or hoarse, covered.
This is the symptom of a change in the quality of the mucosa lining the resonance cavities (ie the pharyngeal, oral, nasal and labial cavity, through which the sound of our voice comes into resonance ) or the vocal chords of course.
In medical terms, to define this alteration of the voice, we speak of dysphonia. This is a symptom that can be very uncomfortable which usually lasts only a few hours to a few days. When the problem persists, it is important to consult.
Some professional categories are more exposed to the risk of hoarseness, workers who use the voice for their work: teachers, traders, lawyers, politicians, etc.
Check out this article to learn more about the causes and treatments of hoarseness. And especially when to consult?