Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

April 14 Marks World Voice Day

Tue 16 Apr 2024 | 01:12 PM
Ahmed Emam

Every year on April 16th, people worldwide come together to celebrate World Voice Day. The day serves to raise awareness about the significance of the human voice and vocal health. It is also a reminder to take care of our vocal cords, to ensure they remain healthy and capable of communicating our thoughts, emotions, and desires effectively.

The theme for this year's voice campaign is “Resonate, Educate, Celebrate,” as proposed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). The theme emphasizes the importance of vocal health in our personal and professional lives.


The idea of World Voice Day was initiated by a group of otolaryngologists and voice scientists who recognized the crucial need to educate the public about vocal health. The first World Voice Day took place in 1999, with events held in over 50 countries.

Since then, the observance has grown significantly, with organizations, healthcare professionals, educators, and performers worldwide joining in to promote vocal wellness and advocacy.

The significance of World Voice Day extends beyond the mere act of speaking or singing. Our voices serve as powerful instruments for communication, self-expression, and identity.

Vocal health is a vital aspect of overall well-being. Maintaining a healthy voice requires practicing proper vocal hygiene, staying hydrated, avoiding harmful habits like smoking, and seeking professional care when necessary.

By raising awareness about vocal health and encouraging preventive measures, World Voice Day aims to reduce the incidence of voice disorders and empower individuals to care for their voices proactively.