World Voice Day

By WEEK Producer

World Voice Day

April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 3:47 PM CDT

Today is "World Voice Day." So what does that mean?

Doctors say it is an opportunity for everyone to assess their vocal health.

Voice problems that cause pain or trouble swallowing should be evaluated right away but the good news is most voice issues are easily treatable.

"Fortunately, most of the things that affect the voice tend to be benign or non-cancerous and tend to be related to possible voice overuse, sinus and allergy, or just inadequate rest or inadequate hydration,” said Dr. Paul Bryson of the Cleveland Clinic.

If you are getting enough sleep and staying hydrated but your voice is still hoarse, you should head to the doctor.

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