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October 1970

Modal Vocal Fundamental Frequency of Young Adults

Author Affiliations

Tallahassee, Fla
From the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Florida State University, Tallahassee. Dr. Fitch is currently at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(4):379-382. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310040067012
Abstract

Recordings of 100 male and 100 female young adults who were judged to have normal speech, voice, and hearing were analyzed for vocal fundamental frequency. A technique of determining modal fundamental frequency by systematic screening of the recorded samples through variable filters was employed. The mean of the vocal fundamental frequencies of males was found to be 116.65 hertz and the mean of the vocal fundamental frequencies of females was 217.00 Hz.

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