Many people have opposing opinions about how the use of an aspirator relates and can influence an individual’s vocalization.
I’ll scientifically and unilaterally explain this.
I have 22 categories that influence breathing and vocalization. Let’s try to figure out who is right.(3)
Part 3 is “Aspirator”
I believe that a lot of people use an aspirator as well as a humidifier.
Nowadays,the aspirator has evolved, there is now a portable type. Musicians and performers are often bringing these devices to concerts and recording studios.
First, I asked a few people to give me feedback before and after using the aspirator, and documented their personal experiences. Then I personally tested the effectiveness of an aspirator.
These tests are based on an aspirator which sprays water, not a nebulizer which sprays medicine. Be mindful there are different kinds of aspirators, which target very different results depending on the personal needs and expectations of the user.
The experiment began with me asking the subjects to vocalize several notes. Followed by a description of how they felt and if was easier to let out their voice.
The initial first voice documented with no influence of an aspirator, scored 5 points. using a scale of 1-10, 10 being high, 1 being low.
Next, I asked the test subjects to vocalize the same notes, after using an aspirator for 5 minutes, and then recorded and scored how their voices felt as well as the sound produced.
Lastly, they vocalized the same notes 30 minutes later (to measure the progression of the after effects without using the device again) and were then scored in the same way.
I think that the scaled numbers may lack slightly in precision, but the feeling of the subject and sound produced was accurately measured in comparison. This experiment is surely relevant to singing as well as vocalization, and is really meaningful.
The result are as follows:
Before using aspirator…5
5 minutes after using aspirator…7.4
30 minutes after using aspirator…4.6
After using aspirator, the score got worse as time passed.
However, the results documented regarding the aspect of feeling varied, depending on the person. One subject stated, “I kept and held a good condition in feeling and vocalization after using the aspirator.” Meanwhile another subject stated, “I’m feeling dryness in my throat, after using the aspirator.”
The test subjects are likely to hinder a lower score than necessary, if they feel the slightest negative influence or bad condition. Due to this, (which is common in most all scientific studies) biased results could be present depending on the variance of the subjects sensitivity.
In conclusion, I can confirm that soon after using an aspirator displayed better vocalization results and feeling for the subjects tested, compared to before using an aspirator.
These are the pros and cons that were displayed regarding this experiment.
Note: People possess a homeostatic mechanism which is the property of a system in which variables are regulated, so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant. When broken down into parts, ‘homeo’ means constant and ‘stasis’ means control.
Used for keeping the body’s internal environment functional, this maintains stability in body temperature, blood pressure and water retention.
Some people claim that they cannot relieve dryness in their throat, even if they have daily/continued use of an aspirator for long periods of time.
My personal opinion is that if a person uses aspirator too much, less moisture is retained in the throat. This is due to the imbalance of homeostatic properties, by receiving too much external moisture. In this case, less is more, and excessive use can produce opposing intended results. People can and should retain moisture in their vocal cords with their own naturally produced fluids. This is my hypothesis.