Muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) occurs when the muscles around the voice box are too tight during speaking, such that the voice box does not work efficiently. A person may work very hard to get voice out or use too much “muscle tension,” sometimes without even noticing it.
MTD is a voice disorder related to how the voice is used. It does not occur when someone strains the voice one time. It is usually a problem occurring from a habit of straining to talk, resulting in a raspy voice or, in a worst case scenario, a lost voice.
Your voice may sound raspy or tight. Talking may make you feel tired, or you may even feel a muscle ache in the neck due to MTD.
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