Category: NCVS Research Papers

Paper summaries by the NCVS consortium

Understanding Aging: A 50-year longitudinal study of Speeches

The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, examines 36 recordings of the former leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, spanning the years 1958 to 2007. These recordings provide a rare opportunity to track a single individual’s age-related voice and speech mechanism changes. Speeches used…

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How Monitoring Voice Affects Voice Production

Studies have found that occupational voice users like teachers and call center workers are at nearly a two-fold increased risk for vocal injury than the average population.  To better understand this increased risk, small voice monitoring devices have been used (e.g. Voice Accumulators, Voice Dosimeters, Ambulatory Phonation Monitors).  However, it is unknown how these monitoring…

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Titze 2011, New thoughts on Vocal Fundamental Frequency and Vocal Fold Mass: It’s not as we once thought

New thoughts on Vocal Fundamental Frequency and Vocal Fold Mass: It’s not as we once thought. Vocal pitch or fundamental frequency (F0) during speech and song has often been described by the mass of the vocal cords (vocal folds.  However, mass (thicker and longer vocal folds) is an anatomical, not a functional concept.  Why should…

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