Speaking Fundamental Frequency and Chronologic Age in Males Data are presented on the mean speaking fundamental frequency (SFF) of 175 male talkers, ranging in age from 20 to 89 years. Mean frequency levels by age decade show a progressive lowering of SFF from age 20 to 40 with a rise in level from age 60 through the 80’s. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1972
Speaking Fundamental Frequency and Chronologic Age in Males
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harry Hollien
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Thomas Shipp
    Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco, California
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1972
Speaking Fundamental Frequency and Chronologic Age in Males
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1972, Vol. 15, 155-159. doi:10.1044/jshr.1501.155
History: Received January 5, 1971
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1972, Vol. 15, 155-159. doi:10.1044/jshr.1501.155
History: Received January 5, 1971

Data are presented on the mean speaking fundamental frequency (SFF) of 175 male talkers, ranging in age from 20 to 89 years. Mean frequency levels by age decade show a progressive lowering of SFF from age 20 to 40 with a rise in level from age 60 through the 80’s.

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