Dysphonia or Laryngeal Dystonia is a voice disorder or a type of Dystonia (Neurological Movement Disorder), where spasms are experienced in the muscles of the larynx (voice box) that cause the voice to sound tight, strained or hoarse. There a number of types of Dystonia which can affect speech or voice and make it difficult to communicate.
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Australian Dysphonia Network → Living with a voice disorder
Brain Foundation → Spasmodic Dystonia
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA) → Spasmodic Dysphonia
The Dystonia Society (UK) → Laryngeal dystonia
World Voice Day → Voice Caring