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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


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


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

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


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

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


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

  • Try not to scream or yell

  • Try not to talk in noisy environments

  • Minimize throat clearing


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

  • Balance extra vocal demands

    with voice rest

try to reduce vocal use

before and after extended episodes of talking

Use non-vocal cues to gain students' attention


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

  • Humidify the Environment

Use a humidifier or a hot shower

for additional hot, moist air.


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

  • 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.


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

  • Some additional tips:

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


Key steps for keeping your voice healthy

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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