Pay Attention to Aphonia that Lasts More Than 15 Days!

On April 16, World Voice Day, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Zeynep Alkan talked about the symptoms and treatment methods of voice problems, giving information about vocal health, hygiene and aesthetics. Prof. Dr Zeynep Alkan said, “Diseases such as cold, flu, reflux, allergies, and sound problems caused by misuse are temporary and can be treated. The main problem is to attribute aphonia to other causes and delay the diagnosis of the disease that can be serious. Therefore, a physician should be consulted in case of aphonia that lasts more than 15 days”.

Speaking about the importance of sound health on the World Voice Day, which is celebrated by ENT specialists, head and neck surgeons and other voice healthcare professionals all over the world on April 16 every year, Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr Zeynep Alkan made remarkable statements about sound health, vocal hygiene and vocal aesthetics. She explained temporary and permanent voice problems as well as their symptoms and treatment methods.

Stating that a person’s voice is the greatest gem in communication, Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr Zeynep Alkan continued his words as follows: “Our voice is very important in persuading the other person in expressing ourselves and our feelings. When our voice is bad, our self-confidence decreases and we become withdrawn. Also, our voice is extremely important, from our communication with our children at home to our career life. Therefore, the most important jewel of a person is his voice. "

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