A study of vocal characteristics and their relationships to physical fitness

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dc.contributor.author Crowder, Joy L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:29:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:29:58Z
dc.date.created 1985 en_US
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1985 .C76 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179616
dc.description.abstract It is well known that as people age their voices sound older. In other words the voice ages. There have been many studies done on the fundamental frequency of voice and its relationship to old age. Fundamental frequency is defined as the rate of glottal vibration which is heard as pitch. It is the lowest component frequency of a periodic wave. In general, we find that voice fundamental frequency decreases until old age and then it begins to increase for men, not for women.Consequently, fundamental frequency isn't the only parameter to be investigated in the study of the aging voice. Jitter and shimmer and vowel duration have been examined in the aging voice. Jitter and shimmer are vocal perturbation caused by cycle-to-cycle variation in frequency and intensity.With the increased interest in physical fitness in the 80's it seems appropriate to question the relationship between voice and physical fitness. There is some question as to whether or not people in good physical condition are more apt to have a younger sounding voice or vocal characteristics similar to a young person. Since the larynx contains intrinsic and extrinsic muscles it may be possible that these too are affected by the exercising or lack of exercising found in individuals.Effects of physiological aging on selected acoustic characteristics of voice such as fundamental frequency, vowel duration, and jitter and shimmer have been studied. It is still not clear as to what may contribute to these differences. It may be the changes in the laryngeal mechanism or changes in pulmonary support of the voice. en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 23 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Voice. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aging. en_US
dc.title A study of vocal characteristics and their relationships to physical fitness en_US
dc.title.alternative Vocal characteristics and their relationships to physical fitness. 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/427298 en_US

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