Voice change after tonsillectomy
My 30 day experience after a tonsillectomy surgery – no
Any change in the form of the vocal tractus from the glottis to the lips is called a resonator, and any change in shape can cause voice changes. Since tonsillectomy alters the shape and volume of the supraglottic region, acoustic characteristics are expected to change postoperatively.
The research included 20 patients (13 males and 7 females) between the ages of 21 and 39. They all had tonsillectomy under regional anesthesia for persistent tonsillitis. 1 week before and 3 months after the surgery, voice samples were taken to determine F0 (fundamental frequency) and F1, F2, and F3 formants. These parameters were examined over time [a:] with the Computerized Speech Lab CSL 4300B and the CSL main software (Kay Elemetrics Ltd., Lincoln Park, NJ, USA). Patients were also asked if they noticed any changes in their voices after surgery.
After surgery, none of the patients noticed a difference in their speech. After surgery, F0 did not display any major changes. After surgery, F1 formant tends to decrease, while F2 and F3 formant tends to increase. However, this isn’t statistically important.
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Hello there, everybody! In a week, my tonsils will be removed and my nose deviation corrected. I’m a 22-year-old bass baritone. My doctor has told me that my voice will most likely change in color (I’m really dark, round, and dramatic) and range. I’m curious if anyone has had any experience with this phenomenon. I have an audition a month after surgery, and I’m nervous. Do you have any suggestions or information? a total of 7 comments 100 percentsavehidereportsavehidereportsavehidereportsa Voted up This discussion has been closed. There are no new comments or votes that can be made. Sort by the strongest.
Molly’s voice after tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
Our daughter has had a very high pitch voice since her tonsillectomy and adenoids removal in May. Is it fair to think that something went wrong during the surgery and her vocal chords were harmed? What was the source of her new high-pitched voice? … Shelley F., Ph.D.
Thank you for taking the time to look over my page. I had no idea that my first tonsillectomy article would evoke such a high degree of curiosity that it would necessitate a follow-up article and answers to so many various and detailed questions. As you can see from the papers, tonsillectomies are not without danger, despite their strong indications and utility in many cases. They are no longer carried out with the same casualness as they once were.
You didn’t say what the reasons were for your daughter’s adeno-tonsillectomy, which makes it difficult for me to determine the situation; however, any improvement in vocal quality is not unheard of or rare after an adenoidectomy (less so a tonsillectomy).
Perrie edwards singing voice before and after tonsils
Recurrent tonsillitis and strep may affect singers, necessitating tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. However, unlike non-singers, there is concern that this common technique can damage the singing voice in terms of tone, resonance, dependability, and/or stamina.
Several studies have been conducted over the years to determine what changes to the voice can or may not occur in the singing population, and in particular, whether any harmful changes to the singing voice may occur.
In 2001, researchers found that 4% of singers experienced an immediate negative shift in resonance that went away over time. Furthermore, 13 percent reported a decrease in speech reliability, and 17.4 percent reported a decrease in endurance. In terms of dependability, this did improve over time. However, 4.3 percent recorded a persistent decline in stamina that did not improve over time.
Researchers attempted a more comprehensive evaluation of what vocal changes may occur after tonsillectomy a year later, in 2002. The voices of ten patients (not necessarily singers) were analyzed using the Multi-Dimensional Voice Software before and after surgery, with a focus on F0, formant freq and bandwidth, jitter, shimmer, and NHR. They discovered only minor improvements and, as a result, had little impact on the acoustic parameters measured.