Voice and identity: how the sound of your voice shapes your image
Our voices offer powerful cues to listeners about who we are, including our gender. We experience this daily, especially when our voice stands alone. Each "ma'am/sir" we hear on the phone tells us the listener has used our voice to determine our gender. Yet the voice is a mix of many different features. Which are most influential to a listener's perception of gender? My research has looked at this question, with the goal of informing effective strategies for voice therapy. In this workshop, I will share findings on the importance of different voice features in influencing gender perceptions.
Individuals seeking to modify their voice to match their affirmed gender identity