Once you notice that you’re speaking or singing voice is not performing in a regular fashion, you should try to attend to this voice problem as soon as you possibly can!
You would need to find the cause of your vocal disorder and the source of the proper and efficient treatment.
Acquiring the proper knowledge will bring you to an understanding of what’s actually happening; and hopefully you will act accordingly, addressing the root of the problem. Some people think nothing of it and hope that the problem will fix itself and everything will come back to normal on its own. Unfortunately, this is not going to happen!
Your ultimate goal is to stop “loving” your problem and do everything in your power to be able to conquer it, which in turn, will allow you to come back to a normal life.
I’ve noticed over many years dealing with non-surgical voice repairs that the sufferers are almost afraid to part with their voice/vocal problems. They declare that they want to fix it, but they do not do much towards rectifying their voice/vocal inadequacy.
It appears as if they have difficulty to combat their fear of the recovery…?
Sounds like a complete paradox, doesn’t it? But believe it or not, it is the truth of the matter. Some of them are going to various specialists and getting completely confused on their diagnosis. It is understandable, but what I don’t understand is why would singers (for example) look for help from speech therapists…?
My take on this is that these people have no understanding (or knowledge for that matter) that it is not only about the “quality” of their voice, but it is mainly about the mechanical application of their voice (speaking or singing).
Furthermore, speech therapists primarily never had been trained in restoration of vocal mechanics, or furthermore, in the development of a vocal technique. People are exponentially losing their sense while being constricted by the economical turnaround. They are looking for speech therapists because the latter are accepting medical insurance, while concurrently not realizing that “insurance” will no help them rectify their voice problem the way it should be done. These people don’t have any proper knowledge because they refuse to verbally express themselves; and sometimes (especially if it is about the voice) the real message gets lost in translation… so to speak.
It never ceases to amaze me when the people that inquire about their voice issues do not want to reveal the sound of their voice, even to the voice specialist! That’s why, sometimes I wonder… Do they really want to treat and restore their voices back to normal, or they love to be “special” accepting pity and sympathy from their friends and family?
I will leave it to their discretion, but will hope that one day, they will realize that the voice was given to them for the purpose to communicate verbally and or vocally; and to have it not functioning in its full capacity (especially when it could be fixed) is a real shame.