Age Recognition from Voice The ability of 10 listeners to differentiate the voices of younger adults (under age 35) from older (over age 65) subjects on the basis of a prolonged vowel, a reading sample played backward, and a reading sample played forward was tested. Listeners were able to differentiate the voices of younger ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1966
Age Recognition from Voice
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Paul H. Ptacek
    Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Eric K. Sander
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1966
Age Recognition from Voice
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1966, Vol. 9, 273-277. doi:10.1044/jshr.0902.273
History: Received July 19, 1965
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1966, Vol. 9, 273-277. doi:10.1044/jshr.0902.273
History: Received July 19, 1965

The ability of 10 listeners to differentiate the voices of younger adults (under age 35) from older (over age 65) subjects on the basis of a prolonged vowel, a reading sample played backward, and a reading sample played forward was tested. Listeners were able to differentiate the voices of younger adults from aged speakers with impressive accuracy under each of the three successive listening conditions of decreasing difficulty.

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