How can I protect my voice?
These are the things that may hurt my voice if I do them too much:
1. screaming and yelling
3. clearing my throat
5. yelling while standing next to a loud machine or near loud noises
6. making machine noises like a truck, airplane, saw, or motorcycle
7. making animal noises like "roaring", "growling", "barking"
8. talking when I'm very tired or sick
9. yelling to call my dog
10. talking or using my voice when I am nervous
11. whispering in a loud whisper
12. talking on the phone too long
These are things I can do to protect my voice:
1. If I feel like yelling, I will count to 10, stomp my feet, squeeze a ball
of clay, punch a punching bag or pillow, or do 50 jumping jacks.
2. Walk up to someone if I want to get their attention instead of yelling
3. If I have a sore throat, I should drink lots of water or suck on a
4. Drink lots of water everyday.
5. Turn off the radio or loud machine before talking to someone.
6. Ring a bell or whistle for my dog to come.
7. Clap instead of yell at sports events.
8. Write my feelings on a piece of paper if I am upset.
9. Don't make lots of animal and machine noises.
10. Don't whisper loudly.
11. Try to listen more and talk less.