Everyone has a slightly different quality to their voice. People with a nasal voice can sound as though they’re speaking through a clogged-up or runny nose, which are both possible causes. Speaking voice is created when air leaves your lungs and flows upward through your vocal cords and throat into your mouth. The resulting sound quality is called resonance.
What causes a nasal voice?
A few factors control the quality of your voice. These include the size and shape of your mouth, nose, and throat, and the movement of air through these structures. A hyponasal voice is usually due to a blockage in the nose. That blockage can be temporary — such as when you have a cold, sinus infection, or allergies. Or, it can be caused by a more permanent structural problem such as:
- large tonsils or adenoids
- a deviated septum
- nasal polyps
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Trouble breathing through your nose
- Discharge from your nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell and taste
- Pain around your eyes, cheeks, and forehead
But you don’t have to just put up with it. The good news is that there is a safe, drug free, non-drowsy way to do this. Using a saline nasal spray with xylitol can fix the side effects that might come with a saline alone nasal spray. Xlear Nasal Spray contains Xylitol which helps to prevent these substances and bacteria from getting stuck to cells in the nose. It also brings moisture to the nose and washes it out, which stimulates the nose’s defense against pollutants.