Voicing the facts
Your larynx is much more than just a noise-making organ. Check out these fun facts about the voice box and what your tone gives away about you.
Airplane chatter can cause damage
If you talk or sing for a living, you may want to avoid chatting on flights as much as possible. Dr Gregory Postma, ENT physician, says air on planes has about 8 to 12 percent humidity, which is about as dry as the Simpson desert. Air with very little moisture is tough on the vocal cords, so keeping talking to a minimum could help protect your voice.
You could be a voice professional
Would your job be significantly harder or impossible to do if you lost your voice? Then you might be considered a professional voice user. According to a study by Dr Robert T. Sataloff, professor and chair of otolaryngology at Drexel University, a professional voice user is someone whose ability to earn a living is impacted negatively by the loss of vocal quality and endurance. Most people think this label is only for singers, actors and broadcast personalities, but it also extends to teachers, receptionists, telemarketers, salespeople and other professions.