When we clear our throats, what is actually happening inside of them other than us making noise?

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When we clear our throats, what is actually happening inside of them other than us making noise?

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Something has gotten into your throat from somewhere. No matter how small, it is causing enough irritation that your brain makes you vibrate your voicebox to try to dislodge it and either cough it up or swallow it.

Not a Pedagogist but did vocal performance, how it was explained to us is that when you clear your voice you’re causing your vocal cords to smack and rub violently against each other in a way that shakes things loose in your throat.

That sound is happening when you tighten your throat and blow out. The tube that the air travels through when you breathe (the trachea) is tightened, making the air you’re blowing out much more constricted. It helped me thinking of it like a blowhole: a lot of air being pushed out of a small hole. That then picks up on all the mucus in your throat and then brings it to your mouth. That’s why you get a lot of spit in your mouth when you do this.