Health Hub: Voice Injuries
On average, teachers are more than twice as likely as non-teachers to have voice problems and three times more likely to see a doctor about the issue.The symptoms of vocal fatigue include hoarseness, vocal tiredness, muscle pains, and lost or cracked notes. This can lead to long-term vocal damage. According to the research, there are gender differences in the laryngeal system and pulmonary usage that make women more prone to voice problems.
- Your Voice Is a Tool of Your Trade
- Link to Education Week (5/25/16): Teachers, Especially Women, Are Prone to Vocal Damage, Research Finds
- Link to NIH Study (10/16/19): The Risk Factors Related to Voice Disorder in Teachers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis