Acoustic characteristics of perceived versus actual vocal age in controlled phonation by adult females.

@article{Linville1985AcousticCO,
  title={Acoustic characteristics of perceived versus actual vocal age in controlled phonation by adult females.},
  author={Sue Ellen Linville and Hugh Fisher},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1985},
  volume={78 1 Pt 1},
  pages={40-8}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to obtain information on the acoustic characteristics of women's voices as a function of perceived versus actual age. Tape recordings of whispered and normally phonated /ae/ vowels were obtained from 75 women in three age groups (25-35, 45-55, and 70-80 years). One-second segments of phonemically representative /ae/ vowels were played to 23 listeners for relative age judgments. Phonated vowel productions were analyzed in terms of mean fundamental frequency… CONTINUE READING

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