Relearn how to speak
Relearn how to speak? Yes, that’s right!
Vocal reeducation is relearning how to use your voice.
We should all be aware of the importance of properly using our voice and the benefits that this care brings to the health of our vocal cords.
Communication is the most complex neurological function that our nervous system has to perform.
The sound of the voice is produced by passing air through the larynx where the vocal cords are located, which are small muscles but with great elasticity.
However, there are also large consequences if we misuse our vocal cords. Aggression such as shouting, excessive coughing, and using high or low tones in excess can cause several damages to the vocal cords.
What type of harm are we referring to?
- Vocal cords nodules or polyps
- Calloused vocal cords
- Strain on the vocal cords
- Vocal fatigue
What can be done to prevent and combat these causes and effects?
Seek professional help from an audiologist or speech therapist.
These professionals evaluate and diagnose each case and based on the diagnosis they will give you various exercises that will help you relearn how to speak, in order to protect your vocal cords.
There is a wide range of exercises that work the various organs in the body that contribute to the production of sound:
- Vocal warm up exercises
- Breathing exercises
- Breathing exercises with sound production
- Voice placement exercises
- Relaxation exercises
If you are a professional who uses your voice as a working tool, make sure you evaluate it frequently and if you notice some symptoms from last week’s post, look for a speech therapist to give you the best treatment to “relearn” to use your voice.
Many neglect to take care of their voice, however, as everyone knows that it is a key tool in our everyday life. We can’t live without our voice without it we will not be able to communicate with each other… everything will be more difficult.
- Hydrate your vocal cords by drinking water often throughout the day
- Avoid very hot or very cold drinks
- Beware of sudden changes in temperature
- Watch your tone and avoid screaming
See you soon…