Phonational Frequency Ranges of Adults This paper reports data on the phonational frequency ranges of 332 male and 202 female adults, ages 18–36. Each subject was required to produce a series of consecutive phonations with the f0 corresponding to the equal-tempered musical scale from the lowest sustainable phonation in his modal register to the highest ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1971
Phonational Frequency Ranges of Adults
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harry Hollien
    Communication Sciences Laboratory University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Donald Dew
    Communication Sciences Laboratory University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Patricia Philips
    Communication Sciences Laboratory University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1971
Phonational Frequency Ranges of Adults
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1971, Vol. 14, 755-760. doi:10.1044/jshr.1404.755
History: Received November 9, 1970
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1971, Vol. 14, 755-760. doi:10.1044/jshr.1404.755
History: Received November 9, 1970

This paper reports data on the phonational frequency ranges of 332 male and 202 female adults, ages 18–36. Each subject was required to produce a series of consecutive phonations with the f0 corresponding to the equal-tempered musical scale from the lowest sustainable phonation in his modal register to the highest in falsetto. The mean phonational frequency range was in excess of three octaves (specifically, 38 ST for males and 37 ST for females), mean values for the lowest and highest frequencies of phonation were 78 and 698 Hz for the males and 139 and 1108 Hz for the females, and there appeared to be no significant trends in phonational frequency ranges that correlated with advancing age in this population.

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