10. Vocal problems

The voice is a professional tool for many, for some even the most important. For such people it is especially important to know all about the voice and the best way to take good care of it.

It is equally important to exercise your voice regularly in order to keep it in good condition.
There can be many reasons behind problems arising with your voice – how you use it, how much you use it, your health, and your working environment, to name but a few.

If you subject your voice to demands it cannot meet, it will become worn out and overworked. This can manifest itself in different ways – your voice can become hoarse, leaky, creaky or weak, etc. It can also become tiring to speak or sing, not to mention causing you a great deal of pain.

When you develop a problem with your voice, it is advisable to seek professional help before the problems become too established. A phoniatrician can examine your vocal cords, and a speech therapist can teach you healthy vocal techniques and how best to take care of your voice so that it will be able to withstand various strains.

Speech therapist Lena Sandqvist