Say "ahhhh"

2019-03-07 06:15:05

A simple voice test could help doctors distinguish between a sore throat and something more serious—like a cyst or a tumour. Although people’s voices can be very different, scientists at UMIST in Manchester and the city’s Christie Hospital, Withington, have trained a neural network program to recognise the characteristics of a healthy voice. If a lump forms on the larynx, the voice’s characteristics are different—though the change may not be obvious to the ear. “What we’ve got is the makings of a screening tool,