There are two kinds of hypertonic vocalization, they are unvoiced and voiced hypertonic vocalization.
Unvoiced hypertonic vocalization means that the muscles are constantly hard around the larynx even when you do not vocalize.
Voiced hypertonic vocalization is when the muscles strain so hard when you vocalize.
Muscles get hard when you talk or sing, because vocalization is a muscle movement.
If you use your muscles properly and in moderation, you can have a great voice. On the other hand, if you use your muscles too often and excessively, it will have a negative effect on your vocalization.
In medical terminology, myo means muscle and fibril means fiber. Muscles are generally moved by the actin and myosin (long proteins) in the myofibril. Muscles contract by sliding the thin (actin) and thick (myocin) filaments along eachother. Therefore, if you strain or force your muscles too much when you are vocalizing, that is classifed as voiced hypertonic vocalization.
The 2 types of hypertonic vocalization are as follows.
(1)Hypertonic vocalization only unvocalized.(The larynx is not strained)
(2)Hypertonic vocalization, both vocalized and unvocalized.
Nobody possesses muscles that are strained without voice or muscles that are not strained with voice.
In the above 2 cases (2) is problematic, because it’s a hard to vocalize easily if the muscles are hard around the larynx. This is not a disease but a conition that can cause problems with vocalizing.
If you think that, you never show improvement with your singing or you can not let out your voice smoothly, I highly recommend you have your throat and muscles checked.
Note:The relevance between Spasmodic Dysphonia and the hypertonic vocalization.
I’ve diagnosed many larynxes of patients who have Spasmodic Dysphonia .
As a result, I’ve found out the following facts about hypertonic vocalization.
1:Most of people who have Spasmodic Dysphonia have both the unvoiced & voiced hypertonic vocalization in the beginning phase.
2:I can fix and treat both all types of unvoiced hypertonic vocalization in our clinic.
3:Improving voiced hypertonic vocalization is different and varies to each individual.
4:Everybody shows improvemnt and finds it easier to vocalize after fixing voiced hypertonic vocalization.