Taking care of your voice

Published: 12 Nov 2021 Tagged: CommunicationGastroesophageal Reflux DiseaseGERDsingingSLPSpeakablespeakingspeech and language pathologyspeech language pathologistspeech pathologistSpeech Pathologyspeech therapythroatvoice
Taking care of your voice

Your voice is one of your most precious things, a vital tool to allow communication and transmit ideas and feelings. However, it’s easy to forget about the high value of it when we are happily screaming at a rock concert, trying to be heard in the middle of a noisy place or in other situations that demand more of our voice capacity. Therefore, pay attention to the tips below to keep a healthy voice with good habits:

  • Drink as much water as you can. Always keep your mouth and throat hydrated, which also helps your entire body benefit from that by being also hydrated.
  • Get more vitamins A, E and C. These vitamins help keep mucus membranes that line the throat healthy. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables are helpful with that.
  • When drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, try to balance it by drinking water as well. As well, avoid mouthwash or gargles that contain irritating chemicals or alcohol.
  • Take vocal naps throughout the day.
  • If possible, use a humidifier at home or workplace.
  • Try not to smoke. If possible, never smoke! Smoking might damage vocal folds, and vocal folds cancer is more common among smokers.
  • Avoid eating spicy foods, because they can cause stomach acid to reach the throat and cause GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
  • Exercise regularly. It helps with stamina, muscle tone, posture and breathing. Practice good breathing techniques as well.
  • Avoid overusing your voice. Try to rest your voice especially when your voice is tired or hoarse.
  • Always monitor yourself. Check if you’re getting a hoarse voice, or your speech is a little nasal, or any change in its regular use. It can indicate important initiatives for you to go for, such as treating a flu, resting the voice a little, checking your hydration or what you’ve been eating.
  • If you do some or all of these practices and still have some problem with your voice, contact a speech and language pathologist who will understand what’s going on and will help you solve the issue.

When keeping the practices above, your voice will likely be clear and sound all the time! If you find and issue with your voice even after practicing all these techniques, Speakable team is always ready to assess your speaking and provide speech therapy to help you overcome barriers.

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