Mutational Falsetto

During puberty, with the effect of growth and hormones, respiratory, phonation and resonation organs begin to develop, and accordingly the pitch and quality of the voice begin to change. These changes are more pronounced in boys than in girls. While there is no difference between the two sexes in the mean fundamental frequency of the speaking voice before puberty, differentiation begins with the onset of puberty; Until the end of this period, it reaches the adult level by decreasing one octave in boys and 3-5 semitones in girls.

Mutational falselto is a fundamental vocal pitch disorder that occurs during puberty and can continue into advanced ages if left untreated, and is characterized by abnormally thin pitch, pitch breaks, and single-pitched speech. Although there is no anatomical or physiological disorder in these patients, the voice of speech has a higher shrill and metallic tone than it should be, since the vocal behavior pattern cannot adapt to the new physioanatomy.

Although mutational falsetto can be seen in both sexes, it is less noticeable in girls because the variation in pitch is less and therefore difficult to notice. Therefore, mutational falsetto can be considered as the problem of especially baritone boys in puberty.

Individuals diagnosed with mutational falsetto have vocal characteristics such as having a much thinner pitch compared to age and gender, an abnormally high position of the larynx, poor voice control, problems related to vocal strength, and pitch breaks. The patients mostly express that they feel more comfortable in the falset register, but they experience victimization because the voice has a negative communicative tone for them.

It is possible for mutational falsetton to cause psychosocial problems, resulting in judgments about sexual identity, especially in conservative societies. The mutational falsetto patient may face problems such as introversion, disengagement, anger and depression over time. Therefore, the treatment process of the disease does not only consist of certain exercises; The patient needs to be informed in detail and prepared for the new voice through guidance, explanation and consultation. The acceptance of the new voice and its use in daily life are important criteria for the termination of the treatment.

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