Hoarseness is a very common problem and refers to abnormal voice changes. Hoarseness is a symptom, not a disease and one-third of the US population experiences this symptom at some point in their lives. Hoarseness is more common in those with significant voice strains, such as construction workers, teachers and telephone operators. All ages can be affected, from newborns to seniors. Women are typically affected more often than men. If you are experiencing hoarseness, you should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and care, whether medical or surgical. Read more about What is hoarseness?
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