Vocal hygiene (1345)

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What is vocal hygiene?

Using your voice too much or in the wrong way can hurt the voice.  This is a list of behaviors that promote a healthy voice.  This is called vocal hygiene.  These may also prevent or take care of some voice problems.

Important note: This information is not a substitute for treatment.  If therapy is needed, this information may be used before, during and after therapy.

Behaviors that may hurt the voice

Behaviors for a healthy voice

Caregivers should stress the importance of a healthy voice and set a good example.  


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any concerns or if your child has special health care needs not covered by this information.