With these tips you prevent losing your voice at carnival

12 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

With these tips you prevent losing your voice at carnival

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Carnival is just around the corner and for many people that means partying and singing for days. As a result, a hoarse voice, or one that is even completely gone. Luckily speech therapists Cindy Maes and Silke van Niel know what to do.

Carnival can be a big blow to your voice. "We already have requests from people who want to come by after the carnival," Cindy Maes of speech therapy practice Eindhoven tells EditieNL. "They need their vote next week, for example because they give presentations, hold meetings or make phone calls at work. They are already having their hands in their hair."

Fortunately, you can limit the damage by take the necessary measures during carnival. Cindy and Silke share tips for all carnivals on Instagram.

Tip 1: Wear earplugs

Earplugs not only protect your ears, but also make you less inclined to talk loudly .

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Tip 2: Drink glasses of water in between

"That way you keep your fluid balance up to standard and you can continue to sing and talk," says Cindy. "

Tip 3: Don't whisper

Make sure you speak loud and low instead of soft and high." Then you maintain more relaxation in your throat and you can stay longer with your vote through ", Silke says." Whispering is extra stressful for your vocal cords. "

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Tip 4: Take breaks for your voice

Not only your body, but also your voice needs rest, make sure you stop off between parties and occasionally plan moments of rest when your voice is not used, so that it can recover.

Don't point with your finger

When asked whether we should take our eating and drinking patterns into account, Cindy responds reluctantly. "I can now say that eating carbon dioxide, alcohol and fat is bad for your vocal cords, but we don't do that in our tips on Instagram on purpose. That is not at all realistic at carnival. We don't want to point with the finger. It must of course remain a party. "

That's bad luck, vote away

Is your vote gone anyway? In the coming days, Cindy and Silke will also share tips on Instagram about what to do about it can do.