Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran

5 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

6 Patient Safety Research Center, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

7 Department of Traditional Pharmacy, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10.30476/ijms.2022.92775.2407

Abstract

Dysphonia is a common voice disorder that affects about one-third of the population at some point in their lives.1 The terms dysphonia and hoarseness are frequently used interchangeably. However, dysphonia is a disorder characterized by changes in vocal quality, pitch, and loudness or vocal effort. Patients with dysphonia are unable to communicate properly, and their voice-related quality of life (VR-QOL) is negatively affected. 

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