A Cross-sectional Study of Perceptual and Acoustic Voice Characteristics in Healthy Aging.
Benjamin G Schultz, Sandra Rojas, Miya St John, Elaina Kefalianos, Adam P Vogel
J Voice | Published : 2021
PURPOSE: The human voice qualitatively changes across the lifespan. Although some of these vocal changes may be pathologic, other changes likely reflect natural physiological aging. Normative data for voice characteristics in healthy aging is limited and disparate studies have used a range of different acoustic features, some of which are implicated in pathologic voice changes. We examined the perceptual and acoustic features that predict healthy aging. METHOD: Participants (N = 150) aged between 50 and 92 years performed a sustained vowel task. Acoustic features were measured using the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program and the Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice. We used forward and bac..View full abstract