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The presbylarynx is a condition in which age-related atrophy of the soft tissues of the larynx results in weak voice and restricted vocal range and stamina. In other words, it is the loss of vocal fold tone and elasticity due to aging which affects voice quality.


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for presbylarynx includes the 4 symptoms listed below:

  1. Hoarseness
  2. Breathy voice
  3. Reduced voice volume
  4. Unstable voice pitch

Note that presbylarynx symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase "presbylarynx signs" may refer to those signs only noticeable by a doctor.


The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for presbylarynx includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

See also[edit]


  • Speech and Hearing Science: Anatomy and Physiology, 3rd edition. Willard R. Zemlin. 1988. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. ISBN 0-13-827429-0