Published: Jan. 20, 2010
Updated: Aug. 4, 2011
Teachers are at special risk for developing hoarseness simply because the job requires heavy voice use five days a week, with little time in between to allow the voice to recover. In fact, half of all teachers have a voice problem at some point in their careers.
With a little knowledge, many teachers can keep occasional hoarseness from becoming a chronic problem. However, if you are hoarse for more than two weeks, you should seek medical attention.