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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Do You Have A Special Occasion Voice? And What Can You Do When Your Voice Goes....

Join the club of vocal warriors! Just like me, I've been battling with my voice, seeking answers from the doc. But guess what? We're in this together!

A recent study commissioned by Jakemans, found that 79% of British adults feel the need to exaggerate their voice in certain situations because they fear they won't be believed. The study revealed that unique voices are commonly used when speaking to pets, babies, and partners.

Interestingly, 49% of people have accidentally used their private voice in public. While many participants were unsure of the origins of these different tones, they associated them with feelings of happiness and silliness.

Clear enunciation, good articulation, and a pleasant tone were considered important factors for a good voice. Taking care of one's voice through breathing exercises, avoiding overexertion, and resting when hoarse were common practices. When feeling unwell, drinking fluids and using menthol lozenges were popular remedies to protect the voice. The study also highlighted that over half of the participants didn't realize the importance of their voice until they lost it.

Vocal Coach Sue Addlestone, who has worked with many singers, and head of the voice service in both NHS and private practice capacity has a few simple tips.

First up, don't underestimate the power of a scarf! Going from hot to cold environments can wreak havoc on your vocal cords, so wrap up and protect them like a pro.

Next, hydration is key! Don't let the central heating dry out your precious pipes. Keep sipping on that H2O, even when you're indoors.

And here's a bonus tip: maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly can work wonders for your voice. When you're relaxed and in top form, your voice will effortlessly soar to new heights.

So, get ready to unleash your vocal prowess with these simple yet effective tips. Your voice will thank you!

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