Vocal fold nodules are another concern for many singers, but they’re not caused by a cold or infection, Costello says.

“Nodules develop over time when a singer brings up their vocal folds with a lot of force. If you have a very loud voice, then you can develop dense noises on your vocal folds. These nodular lumps can get bigger and bigger. Over time, it causes hoarseness,” he says. “The solution for nodules is not surgery, but using the sound with less power and higher volume.”

The Covid-19 pandemic, however, has brought some fresh concerns to those who make a living from their voices. There are singers affected by Covid-19. They reported long-term changes in their singing voice Breathing problems, or problems with their vocal cords. Perhaps such changes in vocal ability do not have much effect on the average person, they are Concern for professional singers.

He said, “It has a great effect on breathing and breathing [leading to] Misono says, “It’s not directly affecting the throat or vocal folds, but it’s affecting breathing.” They want to do it with their voice,” she says.

Shortness of breath a Common symptoms of long term covidFor example, and some Latest types of viruses Such as Omicron have also been found It causes problems in the upper respiratory system Around the throat. In addition to respiratory problems, she says, Covid-19 is causing fatigue and pain in singers, making it difficult for them to feel “energetic and active” while performing.

It is much less clear whether Covid-19 will have a lasting effect on the singing of those infected.

But for those battling winter infections this time of year, it can be comforting to know that music doesn’t have to be completely absent from their lives.

Singers who have been told to recover their voice after an illness may want to continue making “little noises” a few times a day to gradually build up to singing again. “We don’t support sound breaks,” says Michaels.

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