Transgender Health Research

This is a great article that discusses the largest study of transgender people in the world. The insights about how the brain and body changes throughout the transition process, and not just once transition is complete, will continue to help provide valuable information about this population. -Joy The largest study involving transgender people is providing long-sought insights about their health The research examines once taboo …

Finding the Right Pitch

Most transfemales report that their pitch is too low when beginning to work on their voice. Some are able to raise their pitch, but not enough to fall within a feminine range. Others “overshoot” and have a voice that is too high and sounds unnatural. So, what is the right pitch? How can you know if the pitch you’re using will result in being gendered …

Love Your Voice!

“The human voice is the most perfect instrument of all” ~Arvo Pärt Your voice is a reflection of who you are. It is an instrument capable of great power, flexibility, adaptability, and beauty. If you are not satisfied with the voice you have, voice feminization is a non-surgical approach to developing your instrument so that you can proudly say, “I love my voice!”

Pitch & Mental Effort

This is a common and normal complaint when trying to speak in a feminine pitch range. The mental effort required to accomplish a new muscle pattern can be overwhelming at first. Voice feminization therapy will help you establish the motor patterns needed to speak in a range you desire, with decreasing amounts of mental effort required as you progress through the program.

Vocal Fold Vibration

The average male vocal folds vibrate 110 times per second (110 Hz) while the average female vocal folds vibrate 220 times per second (220 Hz). Both of these speeds are too fast for the human eye to see, but by using a strobe light during an exam, we can simulate the slow motion vibration. Notice how my vocal folds vibrate in mirror image to each …