Speaking can be more tiring on the voice than singing. Especially in a noisy environment. We’ve all found ourselves at a party, in a restaurant or at a conference when it’s so noisy you can’t be heard without straining. You come home with a sore, tired throat and a scratchy voice. What can you do? Start with speaking at a higher pitch than usual. The higher frequencies cut through the noise better. Think about it, you don’t hear a car alarm sounding in the lower pitch range.