Combination voice therapy and surgery
Voice feminization surgery only focusses on pitch and due to Leung et al. (2018) Speaking fundamental frequency contributes to 41.6% of the variance in gender perception. So if we would only work on pitch, it wouldn’t be enough to be perceived as female. This is why voice therapy in is highly recommended.
How to find your voice
Analysis of the voice recordings
Use of the voice in daily life
Make a plan with your voice goals
2 weekly voice training for flexibility and a healthy voice
Train your voice goals with focus on resonance, pitch, articulation, intonation, non-verbal communication.
Since we can perfectly train your voice without surgery, we can do the whole voice training before the surgery and you can still decide if you want/need the surgery afterwards.
Shorten the vocal folds
Reducing the mass of the vocal cords
Post surgery voice therapy
Improvement of vocal fold closure
Improvement of mucosal wave
Voice feminization with focus on resonance, articulation, intonation, non-verbal communication
(minimum 5-10 sessions recommended after surgery)