The voice changes over time in different and beautiful ways. Singing after 60, or any age can be a fantastic way to express and remain mentally and physically active.
How The Voice Changes Over Time
So just what exactly does happen to the human voice as it ages?
As we age all of the bodies muscles start to lose weight mass. This includes the muscles of the voice. So, with time the voice may start to feel more tired or raspy, and it may be hard to speak for long periods of time.
As we age our hormones also change, which can in turn change the quality or range of the voice.
It is at this point important to note that changes in the aging voice are not universal, and each voice and experience is different and can vary from individual to individual.
How Can We Keep The Aging Voice Healthy?
Changes in the voice happen slowly and over time. Remaining aware can provide people with the best chance of keeping their voice healthy. Watch out for breathiness, hoarseness, feeling short of breath when vocalizing and difficulty speaking.
Keeping Up With Overall Health
Remember, the voice is part of the body! By maintaining a healthy lifestyle we can give ourselves the best chance of keeping our voices strong and flexible.
Taking Daily Care Of The Voice
One of the most important and easiest ways to take care of the voice is simply to remember to drink enough water every day! This keeps the voice lubricated and prepared to handle any situation.
Using The Voice
By keeping your voice active in healthy ways it gets exercised! Great ways to do this are by remaining to stay social and take part in casual conversation. Also, taking singing lessons or joining a choir is a fantastic method! Vocal lessons also provide instruction on how to vocalize with proper technique.
Many people can benefit from professional one-on-one help and guidance. This is where vocal therapists come in. If you feel your voice may need extra attention then set up a consultation in your area. A therapist we personally recommend in the city of Toronto is Melanie Tapson.
Let’s keep those voices healthy and strong! As a reminder, we have many qualified teachers who work with older voices every day. Please reach out if you would like like some more information!