What are Vocal Nodules?

Vocal nodules are non cancerous growths on the vocal folds. They affect the way a person’s voice sounds. The voice can sound hoarse, lower in pitch, or breathy. They form because of repeated stress on one area of the vocal folds. They often form in pairs.

Some causes for vocal nodules include talking loudly, allergies, smoke, singing, tense muscles, and drinking caffeine.