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If you don’t want to sound like a stereotypical granny or grandpa, with a creaky voice, sing more! According to the British Voice Association, people who sang once a week had voices that sounded steadier and smoother as they aged. Ear, nose and throat surgeon, Dr. John Rubin says a-third of people over 65 suffer from voice problems, including hoarseness and weakness. And we have less lung capacity as we age – so by age 80, our voice may be half the volume it was at age 20. But singing is like CrossFit for your voice. It helps you control air pressure and the movement of your vocal folds. And that can preserve your voice as you age.

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