Defectologist Barabanov: COVID-19 may cause loss of voice
With COVID-19 disease, partial or complete loss of voice may occur. An unusual symptom of the disease was named by the Russian defectologist-phonopedist, associate professor Rodion Barabanov, he is quoted by URA.RU.
He explained that such a problem arises against the background of inflammation of the larynx and respiratory dysfunctions – the vocal folds begin to lose their elasticity become loose. According to him, this leads to a partial loss of voice, which is called dysphonia, or a complete lack of ability to speak – aphonia.
“That is, if the voice starts to disappear during COVID-19, it means that the infection has descended through the respiratory tract. to the lower sections and reached the laryngeal mucosa, ENT-vocal folds, ligaments, “the specialist added.
Earlier, the head of the Yekaterinburg Research Institute of Viral Infections at the Vector Center of Rospotrebnadzor, Alexander Semenov, said that the symptoms The omicron strain does not fundamentally differ from the standard coronavirus infection: fever, cough and headache.