For the past few years I've had a problem with my voice. I'm a 15 year old guy, so I guess it could be attributed to puberty, but multiple years seems like a pretty long time for a voice change. I have a really quite voice, usually pretty high pitched, but sometimes fairly deepish, though still very weak and quite. I can't yell, or really project my voice at all, which really gets in the way sometimes. The weirdest thing about my voice however is that I am able to talk in a much deeper, stronger, and louder voice. It's just not my normal speaking voice. When I clear my throat or cough it sounds as if it were coming from this deeper voice, and sometimes my voice will croak down to the deeper voice as well, like the opposite of a voice crack basically. So yeah I was wondering what is up here. One, what could be the cause of having such a quiet and weak voice, is possibly just puberty? And two, why didn't my voice just naturally change to this deeper and stronger voice during puberty? Or is it likely that it will progress down to it in time? Also, if anyone else has had any other sort of similar experience that would be great too. Thanks.
I still don't have a concrete answer, it seems to have gotten somewhat better over time however. Still not great though. I'd suggest asking your doctor or something, mine attributed it to puberty, but I'm not entirely convinced by that. Let me know if you find anything out
How much better over time? I had a feeling the Doctor would just say "puberty" and send you on your way. I've done a bit of looking around and everyone seems to say "Puberty" but alas I'm not convinced. It sucks though, confidence shot to bits here.
Yeah, it's definitely a confidence breaker. And by better I mean that my voice has definitely gotten a little deeper over time, but it's still very very quiet. And being quiet makes it sound more high pitched than it actually is. It's really just a bummer all around.
I've been told mine has gotten a bit deeper over time, but it's still weird. It's annoying in class, trying to make yourself heard with everyone else laughing or whatever. :/ I agree, it's like a freaking girl repellent! I just wana get it fixed and be like everyone else tbh.
Yeah, for sure. Especially the girl thing. And yeah, obviously it'd be sick to fix it somehow, but I'm really not sure how to go about doing that. Do you notice yours is worse under certain circumstances? Mine is definitely worse in the morning, before I get it warmed up and whatnot. And it seems to be worse if I'm thinking about it too much, but that's all I've really noticed.
I'm hoping one day I'll just wake up and it'll be all deep and lovely. Yes, mine is definitely the worst in the morning, I can barely talk. Whenever I'm nervous or under pressure it tends to get worse too but when I'm with my friends I don't notice it that much, I probably sound ridiculous though. Do you ever find that sometimes there are certain syllables that you basically cannot say?
I've definitely noticed the same thing around friends, I still probably don't sound great, but I think it is somewhat better. As for the syllable thing, I think I've experienced that as well. Like, I'll be talking pretty well, but then my voice will just not be able to say a certain word/syllable, is that what you mean?
Yeah exactly like that, and it'll take a few tries to actually say the syllable/word? I'd like to go to the doctor about it, but there isn't really anything he/she could do. Looks like waiting it out is the only option.
OMG, i have the same problem and it fricken SUCKS!! With me, mornings, midday and maybe a bit around night my voice is bad. Ive been to see the doctor and he said it was because of puberty, but he didnt even check... he just herd me and my mom and said it was puberty. I have to say, that the most embarrising part of it is when i have to do a presentation coz i totally loose my voice and it becomes more of a humming (nothing comming out but croaks) and then i start to shake a little (apperently) and as we all know... people laugh :'(. and sometime i tend to speak in the really deep voice when im out and have to do something (without friendds, so they dont judge or wat ever they would do) Im 14 and its been like this for roughly 2 years now, hopefully ill get to see a real speach doctor to see WATS UP.
I am a speech pathologist. When assessing someone's pitch I sometimes get them to clear their throat. That should be your "habitual pitch". What happens during puberty sometimes is that the voice does not "drop" and you end up with voice problems you are describing. Look up "puberphonia" and get a referral to a speech therapist if you can. Typically you need to be checked out by an ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor) first.
well... i havent had anything done to my tonsils (as far as im conserned) and ive taken a look at "puberphonia", it looks like its mostly curable but not 100% (i think). Mosing did u get ur tonsils taken out??