Speech aging: Production and perception

In this overview, we describe literature on how speech production and speech perception change in healthy or normal aging across the adult lifespan. In the production section, we review acoustic characteristics that have been investigated as potentially distinguishing younger and older adults. In the speech perception section studies concerning speaker age estimation and those investigating older listeners’ perception are addressed. Our discussion focuses on major themes and other fruitful areas for future research.

Tucker B.V., Ford C., Hedges S. (2021). Speech aging: Production and perception. WIREs Cogn Sci. 2021; e1557.