Dear ELS members,

”World Voice Day is an annual event celebrated on April 16th to raise awareness about the importance of vocal health and the significance of the human voice in communication, expression, and overall well-being. The day aims to highlight the importance of preserving and maintaining vocal health, preventing voice disorders, and promoting vocal education and research.

The themes of the World Voice Day vary each year but generally revolve around topics such as vocal hygiene, voice disorders, vocal performance, voice therapy, and the emotional and social aspects of the human voice.

Participation in World Voice Day activities can include individuals from diverse backgrounds, including singers, actors, teachers, public speakers, healthcare professionals, and anyone else interested in learning more about vocal health and the power of the voice” (OpenAI, 2024).

This text was produced by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Back in 2023, we wrote “No one doubts that Artificial Intelligence will change the way we live, and that will happen sooner than we think. In the case of Voice, we can all try to imagine the areas and new paths that AI will open, but our imagination will always fall short of the possibilities that will arise”.

Now, we couldn´t resist asking: “How AI can contribute to the knowledge of the Voice and Vocal care?”

And this was the AI answer (OpenAI, 2024):

“Artificial intelligence can contribute to knowledge of the voice and vocal care in several ways:

Voice Analysis: AI algorithms can analyze vocal patterns to detect abnormalities or changes that may indicate health issues like vocal cord disorders or laryngeal diseases.

Vocal Training: AI-powered vocal training tools can provide personalized feedback and exercises to improve vocal technique, pitch accuracy, and tone quality.

Voice Recognition: AI-based voice recognition systems can assist in diagnosing vocal disorders by comparing voice samples against databases of healthy and pathological vocal patterns.

Telemedicine: AI-enabled telemedicine platforms can connect patients with voice specialists remotely, facilitating early diagnosis and treatment of vocal problems, especially in underserved areas.

Research: AI can analyze vast amounts of voice data to identify patterns, correlations, and trends related to vocal health and performance, leading to advancements in the field.

Voice Rehabilitation: AI-driven rehabilitation programs can tailor exercises and interventions to individual needs, speeding up recovery from vocal injuries or surgeries.

Preventive Care: AI-powered apps and devices can monitor vocal usage habits and provide recommendations for maintaining vocal health, such as hydration reminders and vocal rest schedules.

By leveraging AI technologies, researchers and healthcare professionals can gain deeper insights into the voice and develop more effective strategies for vocal care and rehabilitation”.

These are stimulants topics that could be analyzed and discussed during the World Voice Day.

The WVD project, in which the ELS has been involved since the beginning, belongs to everyone who manages, treat and care for the Voice, as well as those who use it professionally, but more than that, the WVD belongs to the entire population.

We have no doubt that the success of the World Voice Day will continue to grow with the contribution and dedication of all, particularly the new and dynamic generations attracted by the fascination of the Voice and the innovative power of new technologies.

The World Voice Day is considered one of the major projects promoting health care worldwide.

Happy World Voice Day!

Mario Andrea, MD, PhD


OpenAI. (2024). ChatGPT (April 06 version) [Large language model].