TRANS­GEN­DER VOICE AID

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Vis­ual-au­dio biofeed­back may pro­vide a use­ful tool for trans­gen­der women to mod­ify their voices to bet­ter re­flect their gen­der iden­tity. Vis­ual-acous­tic biofeed­back al­lows a per­son to speak into a mi­cro­phone and view a real-time rep­re­sen­ta­tion of their speech sig­nals on a mon­i­tor. Re­searchers at New York Uni­ver­sity found that trans­gen­der women could use this process to ad­just their res­o­nant frequencies to bet­ter match those of cis­gen­der fe­male speak­ers.

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