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Gugatschka, M; Kiesler, K; Obermayer-Pietsch, B; Schoekler, B; Schmid, C; Groselj-Strele, A; Friedrich, G.
Sex hormones and the elderly male voice.
J Voice. 2010; 24(3): 369-373.
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Authors Med Uni Graz:
Friedrich Gerhard
Groselj-Strele Andrea
Gugatschka Markus
Obermayer-Pietsch Barbara
Schmid Christoph Michael
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Abstract:
The objective was to describe influences of sex hormones on the male voice in an elderly cohort. Sixty-three elderly males were recruited to undergo assessment of voice parameters, stroboscopy, voice-related questionnaires, a blood draw, and an ultrasound examination of the laryngeal skeleton. The group was divided into men with normal hormonal status and men with lowered levels of sex hormones, called hypogonades. Depending on the level of androgens, voice parameters did not differ. In subjects with decreased levels of estrogens, a significant increase in mean fundamental frequency, as well as changes of highest and lowest frequency plus a shift of the frequency range could be detected. We could detect significant changes of voice parameters depending on status of estrogens in elderly males. Androgens appear to have no impact on the elderly male voice. To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study that correlates sex hormones with voice parameters in elderly men.
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