Many people have opposing opinions about how wearing a turtleneck can relate to and 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.(13)
Part 13 is “Turtleneck”
There is a difference of opinions revolving wearing turtleneck style shirts. the two main reasons are as follows.
A:Necessary and needed to prevent the throat from the cold weather.
B:Unnecessary, because the tightness causes a choking sensation and limits the movement of the throat.
I’ve investigated and will elaborate on these claims.
Regarding “A,” if your neck is exposed to the cold air during winter, the small muscles of the throat will harden and cannot create smooth movements. Wearing a turtleneck can prevent this issue.
Therefore A is correct, in the sense of necessity.
Regarding “B,” wearing a turtleneck does make breathing feel restrained and somewhat more difficult. Many people I have surveyed on this matter also claim they feel itchy when wearing a turtleneck. Those who have been diagnosed with having functional dysphonia, dislike wearing the turtleneck style because it is associated with a feeling of choking in their throat.
Therefore, B is also correct, in the sense of comfort and compatibility.
These are the pros and cons associated with wearing a turtleneck and how it can affect the throat.
Note: With respect to A and B, I would like to recommend you to wear a shawl or a scarf. With these accessories you can control the degree of tightness around the throat area, they are easily removable, and are just as fashionable.