Symptoms — Hoarseness or Loss of Voice

The Family Health Guide

Hoarseness or Loss of Voice

Hoarseness or loss of voice is usually a symptom of an upper respiratory infection or a cold. However, persistent hoarseness or soreness requires your doctor’s attention. Sometimes you can get so hoarse that your voice is practically a whisper and can barely be heard. However, this is quite different from the sudden inability to try to say anything or a sudden inability to speak meaningful sentences. The sudden inability to speak is a medical emergency, much more serious than sudden severe hoarseness.

Symptoms

Have you suddenly lost the ability to speak or suffered trauma to the head?