Establishing normative voice characteristics of younger and older adults

Authors

  • Jessica Banh Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd North, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Konstantin Naumenko Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd North, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Huiwen Goy Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd North, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • Pascal Van Lieshout Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd North, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
  • David N. Fernandes Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, 500 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 1V7, Canada
  • Kathy Pichora-Fuller Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd North, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada

Keywords:

Calculated values, Measured parameters, Older adults, Sound pressure level, Voice characteristics

Abstract

A study was conducted to demonstrate the establishment of normative voice characteristics of younger and older adults. It used a new and unique program, called SpeechClinic to record voice samples. SpeechClinic displayed calculated values when a voice sample was recorded. These calculated values included average pitch, length of phonation, and sound pressure level for each task. The algorithms used by the program for performing analyses were well-established and the measured parameters were comparable with most other values. The program allowed the presentation of this information for a given patient, which was useful in monitoring treatment progress. The main objective of the study was to obtain a large number of acoustic voice measures for healthy younger and older adults and provide information about the distribution of these voice characteristics.

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Published

2009-09-01

How to Cite

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Banh J, Naumenko K, Goy H, Van Lieshout P, Fernandes DN, Pichora-Fuller K. Establishing normative voice characteristics of younger and older adults. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Jul. 29];37(3):190-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2198

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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