The sound of our own voice is an integral part of self-identity and plays an outsized role in how we are perceived by others. For individuals transitioning from the male to the female gender, voice can be a sticking point. Many trans women choose to work with a speech-language pathologist in their efforts to achieve a voice that feels authentic and will be perceived as congruent with a female identity. However, the evidence base on methods for trans voice modification remains highly limited. Our proof-of-concept study suggests that biofeedback is a promising direction to improve voice modification for transgender individuals. 

Press coverage here (Tonic) and here (Into).

Kawitzky, D., & McAllister, T. (In press). The effect of formant biofeedback on the feminization of voice in transgender women. Journal of Voice. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.07.017 Link to preprint

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