What’s good and bad for your voice
Avoid vocal abusive and misuse behaviours like:
- Shouting / yelling / screaming
- Speaking over loud noise for a long period
- Prolonged use of unconventional vocal sounds – like grunting, growls, imitating animals or machine noises.
- Throat clearing
- Speaking or singing with tension
Some things that’s beneficial for your voice:
- Adequate hydration is central to healthy vocal fold function.
- Silent cough
- Voice rest
- Vocal warm-ups before speaking for a long time (example before teaching, or giving a presentation, or singing.
- If you’re a professional voice user, specific vocal exercises will strengthen the vocal cord muscles which will benefit endurance and limit vocal fatigue.