Our ability to speak and sing are precious possessions and should be guarded from injury. Yet we usually take our voices for granted until serious vocal problems arise. When minor difficulties develop we have a tendency to simply hope they will go away. This chapter is devoted to a consideration of those factors which are of importance in protecting the voice (3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17) and a brief consideration of the effects of pulmonary disease upon phonation. The problems of detecting the causes for vocal disabilities and correction of the underlying faults before irreversible injury has developed will be discussed in Chap. 10.
KeywordsVocal Cord Common Cold High Tone Public Speaker Transitory Illness
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