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Voice Care for Adults

Voice care consists of voice conservation and vocal tract hygiene. Voice conservation is achieved by speaking in a gentle voice with minimal effort. Vocal tract hygiene aims to reduce the intake of anything that might irritate the larynx (such as smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee) and to increase behaviors that promote a healthy larynx (such as drinking plenty of water and taking steam inhalations). Voice care is sometimes generally referred to as vocal hygiene. This article lists positive things to do and things to avoid doing in order to promote and maintain a healthy voice.

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Voice Care for Children

Voice care for children, voice improvement and preventing voice disorders requires adults to encourage three things: keeping the voice box (larynx) healthy, reducing vocal strain, and helping the child to monitor their voice production. This article lists positive things to do to improve voice in children and things to avoid doing in order to encourage better use of voice in children.

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Voice Disorders

Voice disorders are classified as organic, psychogenic or functional. Structural, psychological or physiological impairments affect acoustic features of the voice. Affected features include: pitch, loudness, resonance, quality and flexibility. These impairments lead to aphonia or dysphonia. This article provides examples of common voice disorders.

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Voice Projection Exercises

Integrating vocal behaviors We have seen elsewhere (see Effective Voice Projection) that the key to projecting our voice with sufficient loudness, and without exertion, is to integrate a handful of vocal behaviors, i.e. diaphragmatic breathing easy onset relaxation of the head, neck…

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