Harvard Health Letter
Make your voice heard!
Project better and reduce breathiness with voice therapy, hydration, and a bit of homework. Older adults have plenty to say, but changes to the vocal cords, nerves, or lungs sometimes make it harder to speak up. The voice may become soft or breathy, or it may grow hoarse, rough, or strained. “This sets up a real challenge for people to communicate. It may be difficult to speak over noise in a restaurant or