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Key Steps for keeping your voice healthy. Teachers and their Voice. Teachers have the highest vocal demands of any profession. More students than ever before. V ocal athletes. Drink plenty of water. Maintain body hydration . 7-9 glasses of water a day. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

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Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

Key Steps for keeping your voice healthy


Teachers and their Voice

Teachers have the highest vocal demands of any profession

More students than ever before

Vocal athletes


Drink plenty of water

  • Maintain body hydration

  • 7-9 glasses of water a day

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Moisture is a necessary lubricant of the vocal folds


Don't abuse or misuse your voice

  • Don’t smoke

causes inflammation and polyps of the vocal cords

makes the voice very husky, hoarse, and weak.

laryngeal (voice box) cancer


  • Try not to scream or yell

  • Try not to talk in noisy environments

  • Minimize throat clearing


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.


  • Warm up your voice before heavy use

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


Make vocal health a priority

Most voice problems are related to improper voice use and/or life stress.

Taking care of your voice means taking care of your self!


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