Steve talked fine before the procedure he had in the hospital called a bronchoscopy. It's where the doctor inserts a tube thru the airway and can see inside the lungs with a light and a little camera. There is a 1% chance of any damage to the voice box or vocal cords. And he is the 1%. His voice will come back in time. So now he has this sexy Clint Eastwood loud whisper, only Steve is better looking.
Bless our son's heart. He found a voice enhancer online. It's a speaker you wear around your waist and a headset with a little mic.