This software offers you the chance to test your voice and check for vocal fold health risks. Three important voice parameters are measured: frequency, jitter and shimmer. Values are compared to thresholds given in latest medical publications.
This application is primarily intended for smokers and people whose profession entails long tiring hours of voice use (educators, trainers, lawyers, businessmen, stock brokers, sales executives, communication professionals and vocal performers like radio jockeys, television anchors, broadcast journalists, etc…), because they belong to a high-risk group for developing the vocal fold disease. Ideally, every adult person, male or female should test his/her voice. Application is not intended for children.
THEORY BEHIND APPLICATION:
Human voice is a very complex phenomenon. It is essentially the sound uttered through the mouth of a human. Voice is the result of synergy of many human organs, namely lungs, vocal folds and articulators (tongue, palate, cheek, lips, etc.) within vocal tract. Sound is generated through the rhythmic opening and closing of the vocal folds. These organs are subject to various health risks.
Experts in phoniatrics are able to determine the condition of vocal tract simply by hearing the human voice. They sometimes use sophisticated professional equipment, measure the voice parameters, evaluate the health condition of vocal folds and glottis and decide if medical treatment is required.
The purpose of this program is to increase awareness among users to pay attention to the health of their vocal folds. Test results in this application have only indicative value and may in no case be a substitute for an examination performed by a professional.
Also available on Apple Store (Name: Voice Test)