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Teachers have the highest vocal demands of any profession
More students than ever before
Drink plenty of water
Moisture is a necessary lubricant of the vocal folds
causes inflammation and polyps of the vocal cords
makes the voice very husky, hoarse, and weak.
laryngeal (voice box) cancer
with voice rest
try to reduce vocal use
before and after extended episodes of talking
Use non-vocal cues to gain students' attention
Use a humidifier or a hot shower
for additional hot, moist air.
general stretching through less to more strenuous usage.
begin in the mid-range with easy production
7-10 minutes of warm-up is usually the minimum.
Avoid using menthol, eucalyptus and mint lozenges
Use a personal microphone and speaker.
Get an exam once a year by an ENT physician or a laryngologist
Most voice problems are related to improper voice use and/or life stress.
Taking care of your voice means taking care of your self!