Do You Yell At Work or At Home? Learn Vocal Hygiene


I am guilty of misusing my voice. I’m not a sports coach; I don’t teach a large exercise class; When I lecture, I always use a microphone. However, from as long ago as I can remember, I was always being told, ‘lower your voice.’ I never hit my children, but I would yell. Radiation to the head and neck doesn’t help the fact that I get hoarse frequently. One improperly produced yell, and you can hear the strain in my voice for the next couple of days.

Do you yell at work or at home? Then, it’s time to learn some vocal hygiene. Preserve and protect your voice from damage with these six suggestions:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Limit alcohol, caffeine and dairy
  • Breathe through your nose, a natural air filter and moisturizer
  • Avoid smoking and other noxious fumes
  • Avoid coughing loudly, clearing your throat  and laughing forcibly
  • Don’t talk in noisy environments
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By | 2015-12-04T16:16:09+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Oral Health, Speaker|2 Comments

About the Author:

Eva Grayzel, a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist, was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way. For over a decade, Eva has captivated dental professionals worldwide using her story as a catalyst for change. She performed ‘Tongue-Tied’ Off-Broadway in New York City to a sold-out audience. A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step Screening™ oral cancer awareness campaign, for which she was recognized by the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She is the author of ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ and ‘Mr. C the Globetrotter.’ In 2017, she created ‘My Story Legacy,’ a creative format to document family stories, life values and wisdom for future generations.


  1. Gerald Fernandez December 5, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    WOW who would have ever thought of these useful suggestions would be so essential to our health. We Do some of them every day without thinking especially at sport events, watching TV, or just laughIng. Thank you.

    – Bettye J. Hooks

  2. Abby Grayzel January 20, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Excellent ideas which I will pass along to my friends that are teachers.

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