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Section 7 - Exercises for vocal fold paralysis

Some people can experience paralysis of the vocal cords where one or both cords do not move properly. This leads to poor function of the vocal cords meaning they do not come together to close properly to achieve normal voice production. In the links on the right, there are exercises to help achieve this closure. Please follow directions from your Speech and Language Therapist to the exercises which are best for you.

Anatomy of voice


Mouth 4

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham