News tagged with larynx

A whale with a distinctly human-like voice

For the first time, researchers have been able to show by acoustic analysis that whales—or at least one very special white whale—can imitate the voices of humans. That's a surprise, because whales typically ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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An elephant that speaks Korean (w/ Video)

An Asian elephant named Koshik can imitate human speech, speaking words in Korean that can be readily understood by those who know the language. The elephant accomplishes this in a most unusual way: he vocalizes ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Screaming Hoops Fans at Risk for Vocal Problems

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the ACC tourney gearing up and March Madness getting in full swing, basketball fans are topping decibel charts with their verbal support for their favorite college team.

dateMar 12, 2009 in Health
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Larynx cancer treatment saves patients' voices

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jerry Young had had a routine endoscopy and assumed that the hoarseness that appeared in his voice was an after-effect of that exam. “If it doesn’t go away in a couple of weeks, ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Cancer
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A sing-song way to a cure for speech disorder

Hindustani singing, a North Indian traditional style of singing, and classical singing, such as the music of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner, vary greatly in technique and sound. Now, speech-language pathology ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Other
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