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What’s a Young Voice Anyway? Vocal Fry is Hip But Unintelligible

This is the third and final post in the short series on why some voices are difficult to hear, even with hearing aids. The first two posts considered aging effects on voicing and some exercises to mitigate those effects. Today’s post veers in a different direction – to voicing and voicing aberrations among the young.…

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Keeping Age at Bay: Young and Vibrant Voices

Last post described the characteristics of aging voices:  tremulous, changing pitch, reduced vocal endurance and projection, reduced volume.  Not everyone who is aging experiences those voice effects and today’s post looks at ways to avoid them.   This issue arose because of a phone conversation The Audiologist had with her 80ish-patient recently, in which she…

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Young and Old Voices: When You Can’t Hear the Voice Even With Hearing Aids

A day scarcely passes in an audiology practice without a patient fretting that someone they know and like is speaking so softly nowadays that they have difficulty hearing them even with hearing aids.  After checking the patient’s hearing aids, The Audiologist typically suggests commonsense strategies: Look at the person when they’re speaking. Ask them to…

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