A study of vocal jitter pre- and post- intense physical exercise

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dc.contributor.author Self, Michele en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:06Z
dc.date.created 1987 en_US
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1987 .S43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185306
dc.description.abstract It is well known that an individual's age and voice are related. As people age their voices sound older or their voices age. There have been several studies conducted on various vocal characteristics in relation to the aging process. The results of these studies are sometimes conflicting. In general, it is found that the fundamental frequency (rate of glottal vibration which is heard as pitch) of the male decreases until old age and then it begins to increase. This is different in women, A woman's vocal pitch continues to decrease as she gets older. (Hudson and Holbrook, 1981).Besides fundamental frequency, other parameters of voice have been studied relating to aging. Jitter and shimmer (vocal perturbation caused by cycle-to-cycle variation in frequency and intensity) and vowel duration have been examined in the aging voice.There has been increased interest in physical fitness in the past few years. This has sparked an interest in speech pathology of the possible relationship between voice and physical fitness. Exercise affects the striated muscle tissue of the body. It is of interest as to whether or not these striated muscles of the vocal folds are affected by exercise which in turn could affect the vocal quality (fundamental frequency, jitter, shimmer, or vowel duration).There have only been a few studies conducted in the area relating voice perturbation to measured physical fitness levels. Therefore, the relationship between the two is still in question. en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 21 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Voice. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aging. en_US
dc.title A study of vocal jitter pre- and post- intense physical exercise en_US
dc.title.alternative Vocal jitter pre- and post- intense physical exercise. en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/474599 en_US

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