Day-to-Day Voice Care

Taking care of our voice is an ongoing process. Below are some techniques you can use everyday.

  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to keep your throat moist.
  • Warm up your voice by singing or humming in the shower.
  • Use good posture while speaking whether standing or sitting.
  • Speak clearly, but not too loudly on your cell phone.
  • Breathe from deep down in the small of your back, letting air flow easily into your lungs as you inhale.
  • Be sure to exhale during exertion, do not grunt.
  • Articulate the ends of words to slow down your rate of speech.
  • Do not speak with too many words on one breath. Inhalation should be automatic and inaudible.
  • Avoid dairy products that thicken mucus and cause throat clearing.
  • Stop smoking and avoid excessive alcohol use.
  • If hoarseness persists, see your physician or otolaryngologist.


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