Gender comparisons of children's vocal fold contact behavior

Michael P. Robb, John O. Simmons, John A. Burns

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Vocal fold contact behavior was examined in separate groups of boys and girls through application of an electroglottograph (EGG). In general, a contact quotient (EGG duty cycle) showed minimal differences within and between boys and girls during sustained production of the vowels /i/, /u/, and /a/. The findings are discussed with respect to the laryngeal behavior of prepubescent children as well as the clinical utility and applicability of the EGG for examining phonatory behavior among young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1318-1322
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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