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Vocal characteristics of middle-aged premenopausal women

Evelien D'haeseleer UGent, Herman Depypere UGent, Sofie Claeys UGent, Floris L Wuyts, NELE BAUDONCK UGent and Kristiane Van Lierde UGent (2011) JOURNAL OF VOICE. 25(3). p.360-366
abstract
Aging influences the laryngeal anatomy and physiology, leading to altered vocal quality. In middle-aged women, the voice is affected by a combination of aging and menopausal transition. However, in many studies about vocal aging, the menopausal transition is not taken into account. The purpose of this study was to measure and describe the effect of aging on the vocal characteristics by comparing young women (between 20 and 28 years) and middle-aged premenopausal women (between 45 and 52 years). To determine the vocal characteristics in both groups, objective (aerodynamic measurements, vocal performance measurements, acoustic analysis, and a determination of the Dysphonia Severity Index) and subjective assessment techniques (perceptual evaluation, videostroboscopic evaluation, and Voice Handicap Index) were used. The middle-aged premenopausal women showed a smaller frequency and intensity range, a lower habitual fundamental frequency, and a higher soft phonation index compared with the young women. The results of this study are important when studying the voices of middle-aged women. Vocal characteristics of middle-aged women differ from young women, and these changes cannot only be because of hormonal changes during the menopause.
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Premenopause, Vocal aging, Middle-aged women, ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS, ADULT FEMALES, ADVANCING AGE, AIR-FLOW, VOICE, FREQUENCY, INDEX, POSTMENOPAUSAL, MENOPAUSE, QUALITY
journal title
JOURNAL OF VOICE
J. Voice
volume
25
issue
3
pages
360 - 366
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000290641500018
JCR category
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.39 (2011)
JCR rank
15/41 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0892-1997
DOI
10.1016/j.jvoice.2009.10.016
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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838703
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-838703
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2010-01-26 10:20:42
date last changed
2011-07-12 14:44:34
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  abstract     = {Aging influences the laryngeal anatomy and physiology, leading to altered vocal quality. In middle-aged women, the voice is affected by a combination of aging and menopausal transition. However, in many studies about vocal aging, the menopausal transition is not taken into account. The purpose of this study was to measure and describe the effect of aging on the vocal characteristics by comparing young women (between 20 and 28 years) and middle-aged premenopausal women (between 45 and 52 years). To determine the vocal characteristics in both groups, objective (aerodynamic measurements, vocal performance measurements, acoustic analysis, and a determination of the Dysphonia Severity Index) and subjective assessment techniques (perceptual evaluation, videostroboscopic evaluation, and Voice Handicap Index) were used. The middle-aged premenopausal women showed a smaller frequency and intensity range, a lower habitual fundamental frequency, and a higher soft phonation index compared with the young women. The results of this study are important when studying the voices of middle-aged women. Vocal characteristics of middle-aged women differ from young women, and these changes cannot only be because of hormonal changes during the menopause.},
  author       = {D'haeseleer, Evelien and Depypere, Herman and Claeys, Sofie and Wuyts, Floris L and BAUDONCK, NELE and Van Lierde, Kristiane},
  issn         = {0892-1997},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF VOICE},
  keyword      = {Premenopause,Vocal aging,Middle-aged women,ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS,ADULT FEMALES,ADVANCING AGE,AIR-FLOW,VOICE,FREQUENCY,INDEX,POSTMENOPAUSAL,MENOPAUSE,QUALITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {360--366},
  title        = {Vocal characteristics of middle-aged premenopausal women},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2009.10.016},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
D’haeseleer, Evelien, Herman Depypere, Sofie Claeys, Floris L Wuyts, NELE BAUDONCK, and Kristiane Van Lierde. 2011. “Vocal Characteristics of Middle-aged Premenopausal Women.” Journal of Voice 25 (3): 360–366.
APA
D’haeseleer, E., Depypere, H., Claeys, S., Wuyts, F. L., BAUDONCK, N., & Van Lierde, K. (2011). Vocal characteristics of middle-aged premenopausal women. JOURNAL OF VOICE, 25(3), 360–366.
Vancouver
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D’haeseleer E, Depypere H, Claeys S, Wuyts FL, BAUDONCK N, Van Lierde K. Vocal characteristics of middle-aged premenopausal women. JOURNAL OF VOICE. 2011;25(3):360–6.
MLA
D’haeseleer, Evelien, Herman Depypere, Sofie Claeys, et al. “Vocal Characteristics of Middle-aged Premenopausal Women.” JOURNAL OF VOICE 25.3 (2011): 360–366. Print.