Q24. Why are singers prone to throat problems?

A24. The main reason is that singers (and professional speakers) use their voice to a greater extent than most of us.

This leads to the voice becoming overused or strained which results in a sore, inflamed throat in the short term but in the long term can cause serious problems.

These include throat polyps (sores on the vocal cords) and laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx).

Some singers perform in smoky environments which irritate their voice and also increase the risk of an infection. Other singers find that they are constantly trying to reach the top of their vocal range or over it which also puts a strain on their vocal cords.

Many singers undergo a series of exercises to warm up their voice as well as allowing their voice time to rest in between sessions.

Find out more in our looking after your throat section.

FAQS Index : Sore throat FAQ

Sore throat FAQs

  1. What does the throat consist of?
  2. What does the throat do?
  3. What is the larynx?
  4. What are the tonsils?
  5. How do the vocal cords work?
  6. What enables us to speak?
  7. Why do we get a sore throat?
  8. Can you treat a sore throat with antibiotics?
  9. Why does my child get lots of sore throats?
  10. What is diphtheria?
  11. What is croup?
  12. What is quinsy?
  13. What is acid reflux?
  14. What is strep throat?
  15. What is the difference between a viral throat infection and a bacterial throat infection?
  1. Why do children have frequent episodes of tonsillitis?
  2. What are adenoids?
  3. Do you need to have your tonsils removed?
  4. What are the different types of throat cancer?
  5. What causes throat cancer?
  6. How is throat cancer treated?
  7. Can oral sex damage the throat?
  8. What effect does your lifestyle have on your throat?
  9. Why are singers prone to throat problems?
  10. Why does being overweight affect your throat?
  11. Can you treat a sore throat at home?
  12. My child has a sore throat; do I need to see my GP?
  13. What causes someone to lose their voice?
  14. Can you prevent a sore throat?
  15. Why is it important to look after your throat?

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