World Voice Day
World Voice Day is a global annual event dedicated to recognizing the boundless limits of the human voice. The mission is to share the excitement of the voice phenomenon with people, scientists, and other funding bodies.
The day revolves around contributions made by head and neck surgeons as well as other health professionals who encourage the youth and elderly alike to assess their vocal health and take action to maintain good voice habits. Frequently, something as familiar as our voice becomes easily overlooked. World Voice Day reminds us to protect this vital tool we rely upon daily, so it remains with us throughout our lives.
Our voice is the conduit of the human experience. Each one of us communicates in unique ways, and our voice allows that expression to be heard.
This observance is a chance to recognize the endless fields the human voice touches. Ranging from biology and physics, all the way to music and poetry, each field impacts each other. We celebrate our voices as something all cultures have in common, no matter our language.
World Voice Day found its beginnings in 1999 as Brazilian National Voice Day. It became a rallying cause for speech-language pathologists, singing teachers, and medical physicians who were a part of the Brazilian Society of Laryngology and Voice.
The day soon began to spread to Argentina and Portugal making it International Voice Day. By 2002, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery officially recognized the celebration which earned it the title of World Voice Day.