Taking Care of Your Voice

Your voice is essential for communication – take care of it!

  1. Always use a gentle voice and talk slowly.
  2. Talk loudly enough, but not too loudly.
  3. Avoid talking in noisy places: where there is loud music or in public places.
  4. Avoid imitating animals or cars with your voice.
  5. Do not talk a lot for extended periods of time.
  6. Rest well and eat well.
  7. Make sure your posture is good and breathe well.
  8. Drink water to keep your vocal folds hydrated; hydration is essential to keep your voice healthy.
  9. Rest your voice when you have a cold.
  10. Cough gently or avoid coughing by sucking on a lozenge or a candy.
  11. Swallow instead of clearing your voice.
  12. Avoid talking in dusty or smoky places.
  13. Avoid whispering.
  14. Adopt eating habits that are healthy for the voice : do not eat spicy food and avoid having too much coffee.

I hope this article was helpful! If you have concerns about your own voice or your child’s voice, please contact a Speech-Language Pathologist. SpeechWorks offers Speech-Language Pathology services in Manitoba, in Ontario, on Prince Edward Island, in the Northwest Territories, in the Yukon and in Nunavut.

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