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Global Celebration of the Human Voice

April 11, 2014 - 12:00pm

World Voice Day 2014 is April 16

ALEXANDRIA, VA— Otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and voice health professionals are preparing to celebrate World Voice Day on Wednesday, April 16. In the United States alone, approximately 7.5 million people have trouble using their voices. World Voice Day is observed annually to educate men and women, young and old, about their vocal health and how they can improve or maintain good voice habits.  

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery’s theme for World Voice Day 2014 is “Educate Your Voice.” The Academy offers five quick tips worth studying:

  • Don’t fail your voice by smoking.
  • Learn to keep yourself well hydrated. Water is the best.
  • Don't scream or shout your way into vocal detention. Use a microphone if you need to project your voice.
  • Take a vocal recess if you have laryngitis. Resting your voice will help it to heal.
  • Be smart and get evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) if you have persistent hoarseness.

Join the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery in educating the world about vocal health this April 16. Click here for more World Voice Day information. Members of the media who wish to interview a physician expert about voice health and World Voice Day may contact: Lindsey Walter at 1-703-535-3762 or

About the AAO-HNS 
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The organization's vision: "Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care."

Press Contact
Lindsey Walter, Senior Manager
Media and Public Relations