Have you ever lost your voice? If you have, you'll know how frustrating it is to function in our everyday lives, when we can't make a sound. The aim of this awareness day is to promote the importance of us all having a healthy voice.
We use our voices to communicate with each other - socially and in work or school. We also use it to laugh, cry, sing and even scream, which can be very helpful in a dangerous situation.
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day (WVD). World Voice Day encourages men and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits. The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery has sponsored the U.S. observance of World Voice Day since its inception in 2002.
World Voice Day 2013 Theme:
The theme for World Voice Day 2013 is "Connect With Your Voice."
Upcoming World Voice Day Events:
Voice Fact Sheets:
Fact Sheet: About Your Voice
How is Your Voice?
Promote World Voice Day!
Join the World in Celebrating the Voice!
Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.
|1546||Account published of first documented successful tracheotomy|
|1806||Dutrochet introduces concept of vocal cord movement|
|1898||Carbon-type hearing aid first produced|
|1924||Otolaryngology specialty board (second such board in U.S.) is formed|
|1984||FDA approves first cochlear implant for marketing|
|1988||First wearable digital signal processing hearing aid produced|