Hoarseness

Voice strain; Dysphonia; Loss of voice

Hoarseness refers to a difficulty making sounds when trying to speak. Vocal sounds may be weak, breathy, scratchy, or husky, and the pitch or quality of the voice may change.

Throat anatomy

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

Considerations

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit