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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Dysphonia

Can I get Social Security Disability for dysphonia? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disorder or other conditions that you have in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. getting-social-security-benefits The medical term that is used for disorders of your voice is dysphonia. Dysphonia has to do with any impairment in being able to make vocal sounds with your vocal organs. Dysphonia and dysarthria are two separate speech disorders. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that is evidenced by a distortion of your speech. Dysphonia involves your capacity to produce speech. Phonetic Dysphonia is a phonetic disorder. This means that it has to do with speech sounds. There are two general forms of dysphonia. They are functional and organic dysphonia. Functional dysphonia is characterized by some type of misuse of your vocal cords or some kind of a psychogenic (psychological rather than physical) component that causes temporary problems with your voice. Functional dysphonia includes dystonia (a movement disorder) that is psychogenic, caused by misuse or is idiopathic (cause unknown). Vocal cords Organic dysphonia is evidenced by some type of impediment that involves the working of your vocal cords. This is an impediment that is brought about by damage that is caused by an infection or an accident. Organic dysphonia includes dystonia that results from neoplasm, hematological (blood) conditions, laryngitis, endocrine (glands that secrete hormones) conditions, trauma or are latrogenic (resulting from inhaled corticosteroids). Dysphonia is indicated by your voice sounding harsh, rough, hoarse, weak or excessively breathy. Other signs and symptoms include: A sore or dry throat Heartburn (stomach acid reflux) A continuous drip at the back of your throat (nasal catarrh). Several things may result in dysphonia. Some of these are: Any type of trauma to your vocal cords, including surgery Lumps (nodules) on your vocal cords that are either malignant or benign Paralysis of your vocal cords An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) Psychological instead of physical causes, such as stress at work or home Reinke’s edema (swelling due to fluid) of the larynx Acute or chronic inflammation of your larynx (voice box). You would usually not be able to get Social Security Disability for dysphonia. However, as mentioned earlier, this disorder and/or complications that have resulted from it or other conditions that you have in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you turned down? Important fact If you are going to reapply or appeal your denial, here is an important fact to carefully consider. People who have a disability attorney standing with them like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them. The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+