Thesis / Dissertation

Voice changes in healthy adults over 50 years old

Sandra Andrea Rojas Azocar, Adam Vogel (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Voice changes occurring with ageing in the absence of disease are often referred to as presbyphonia. Despite attempts to describe this phenomenon, there is no established acoustic and perceptual profile of voice in healthy ageing populations. Diverse acoustic software programs have been used to acoustically describe older voices; however, the differences of acoustic measure outcomes make it difficult to clearly profile older voices. This thesis seeks to review our current understanding of acoustic and perceptual changes in voice across sex and age. It also generates novel data on these features in healthy adults over 50 years alongside measures of quality of life. One hundred and fifty one..

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