How can I protect my voice in order to avoid problems in the future? Do you have any tips? Because I lose my voice at least twice a school year (due to sore throats, bronchitis, etc.) a singer I know told me to 'watch out' or I'd end up having to have surgery some day.
Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
Kudos to you for being proactive in regards to your vocal health! For a comprehensive list of vocal hygiene recommendations, please see our webpage at http://www.gbmc.org/home_voicecenter.cfm?id=1558. In addition, when you experience voice change or loss during periods of illness, be as conservative with your voice as possible to avoid development of vocal cord pathologies.
Best of luck to you!