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398 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 18, 2014 4:12 PM by WeladwBanat
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Jan 18, 2014 1:54 PM

Vocal Chord Overuse Teaching Fitness/Spin Classes

I'm a Spinning/Indoor Cycling Instructor teaching on average four classes a week for the past two years.  Until recently my voice was holding up pretty well giving instructions over the loud music in class, however, there were a couple of centers I worked at that didn't have a microphone, so I am now experiencing vocal chord strain.  Besides being sure to use a microphone at all my teaching sites, does anyone have any experience with damaged vocal chords or symptoms of strain and can provide any suggestions on how to save one's voice before and after class?  I find that I have to constantly clear my throat and my throat is sore and voice hoarse.  I'm hoping to see an Ear, Nose Throat doctor soon to check for vocal damage, and a little concerned that I may not be able to teach cycling classes any longer. Any help is appreciated!  Many thanks, Alicia

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