Portland State University Department of Speech Communication
Robert L. Casteel
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology
1 online resource (75 p.)
Speech perception, Change of voice, Older women
An interest in understanding the aging processes, as they relate to voice, has prompted research investigating physiological, acoustical, and perceptual attributes of the aging vocal mechanism. Recently, it has been demonstrated that perceptual parameters, in older male voices, differentiate speakers according to age estimations, as determined by a group of listeners.
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptual characteristics of the female voice which are associated with perceived age, as contrasted to chronological age.
Mathers, Barbara Ann, "A study of the perceptual parameters of voice in aging females" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2865.