World Voice Day 2018 Bulletin
The year of 2018 was special for the human voice. Almost 800 entries from 55 countries were registered at the WORDL VOICE DAY webpage (Figure 1), with a total of 1974 activities, the largest number since the webpage was created. Some of the entries correspond to single events but some other to a whole week celebration including talks, classes, workshops and free consultation.
Figure 1. World Distribution of events on the WVD 2018
Ten countries leaded the highest number of events (Figure 2). The 3 first positions were occupied by Brazil (267 events), Argentina (126 events) and Russia (98 events). The human voice importance deserves highest visibility in the world and both artistic and clinical aspects need to be highlighted. We know that some colleagues have not registered their initiatives, which is a misfortune.
The complete list with all participating countries and number of registered events was as follows:
Argentina (126), Australia (9), Austria (2), Azerbaijan (7), Bahrain (1), Bangladesh (1), Belarus (4), Belgium (4), Brazil (268), Bulgaria (1), Canada (7), Cape Verde (7), Chile (21), China (24), Colombia (5), Croatia (2), Cyprus (1), Czech Republic (1), Denmark (3), Ecuador (1), Estonia (2), Finland (6), France (2), Germany (8), Ghana (1), Greece (2), Hungary (6), India (8), Ireland (2), Israel (5), Italy (21), Japan (1), Malta (2), Mexico (10), New Zealand (1), Norway (2), Peru (1), Philippines (3), Poland (11), Portugal (12), Romania (10), Russia (98), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), South Africa (3), Spain (23), Sweden (11), The Netherlands (3), Turkey (6), Ukraine (3), United Arab Emirates (1), United Kingdom (7), United States (25), Uzbekistan (1).
Figure 2. Ten top countries on number of events to celebrate the World Voice Day 2018.
The most common type of event was the production of banners, placed in many public locations to call attention on the human voice. However, creativity was high, and events included performances/concerts, courses, free assessments, radio and TV interviews, flash mobs, marathons, special theater events, interactive games and campaigns (Figure 3). Under the type “campaign” multiple actions coordinated by graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology or by a joint effort among physicians, SLP and teachers of singing were developed, some of them with the length of one whole week.
Figure 3. Types of actions developed at the World Voice Day Campaign 2018
The world was louder with a better voice during the whole month of April.
Congratulations to all participants and let us be prepared for the 2019 Campaign!
Mara Behlau, Thays Vaiano and Mauro Andrea
The www.worldvoiceday.org team
Australian World Voice Day 2018
Thila Raja, Speech Pathologist from Speak for Life, in Perth, Western Australia, did this video as her part to promote World Voice Day2018. She managed to make some noise in Perth, and was also featured in a local radio station in Perth, for World Voice Day. Thila helps people get heard, and also works in helping improve their accent, to be clearly understood!
WVD 2018 in Mexico
In this interview the conductor (30 Years of experience) Claudia Arellano asks Dr. Chavez (phoniatrician) different issues about voice production, voice users habits, pathologies that damages also the voice, development of voice endurance and finally the world voice day celebrations in Mexico.
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3 New Countries this Year!
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Uzbekistan, Cyprus and Cape Verde to the WVD campaign. Now World Voice Day is around 52 countries.
Have a wonderful Voice Day!!!
World Voice Day 2018 in Finland
Sara Rouvinen, a Vocal Coach from Finland is giving tips for you how to open up your voice in the morning in 57 seconds. Open your voice, speak clearly and feel well! Check Sara’s video that was presented in the Finnish National TV. Voice matters!
World Voice Day 2018 around the world
If you have promo videos, please mail us just as Dr. Ramil Hashimli from Azerbaijan did!
The worldwide annual event that devoted to the celebration of the voice miracle. Voice is a critical aspect of effective and healthy communication. World Voice Day brings global awareness to the need for preventing voice problem. And rehabilitating the sick voice, training the artistic voice, and researching. A goal of World Voice Day is to encourage all those who use their voice for business or pleasure to learn to take care of their voice, training, and research. For these purposes, a lot of events are planned to realize.
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