Problem

Aphonia

Other Names:
Hoarseness
Change in voice
Nature:

Aphonia is defined as the inability to produce voiced sound. A primary cause of aphonia is bilateral disruption of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which supplies nearly all the muscles in the larynx. Damage to the nerve may be the result of surgery (e.g., thyroidectomy) or a tumor.

Aphonia means "no sound". In other words, a person with this disorder has lost his/her voice.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Hearing, speech
Date of last update
30.12.2017 – 09:11 CET