Acoustic Characteristics of Turkish Speaking Children Ages between 4 and 14 Years Old

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Akmese P. , Kayikci M. E. K. , Atas A.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, cilt.8, ss.399-406, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.399-406


Purpose: The present study aims to establish and characterize the pediatric acoustic values of native Turkish-speaking children and the relationship of those measures with physical characteristics like height and weight.

Material and Methods: This study included 203 individuals aged between 4 to 14 years.

Results: It was found that despite the slight variations in the voice parameters of 4-to-14-year old children who had normal

development, the principal change started after 8 years of age in boys and 10 years of age in girls, the fundamental frequency

started to decrease in both sexes after those ages. Male and female children showed statistically significant levels of

differentiation in voice characteristics beginning as of 13 years of age.

Discussion: It is considered that the normative data obtained from 4 to 14 years of age native Turkish speakers could be used

to determine the voice disorders of children.