Does hormone replacement therapy change your voice?

Does hormone replacement therapy change your voice?

You may see improvements in sexual desire and function. But a change in voice is rare. In fact, very few studies have revealed significant voice changes during hormone replacement for Low T.

Does estrogen make your voice more feminine?

No. Estrogen has no effect on the voicebox, but testosterone causes it to enlarge and produce a deeper pitch and body. Trans women can learn to produce a more feminine sound, using a voice called “head voice,” as well as adjustments to inflection and pitch.

Can surgery change your voice?

Your voice can be altered surgically so that it no longer makes low pitched sounds. This is called voice feminization surgery or feminization laryngoplasty. During voice feminization surgery, the voice box is made smaller and the vocal cords are shortened. Trans women sometimes undergo this procedure.

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Does estrogen affect vocal cords?

Estrogens lead to hypertrophy of the laryngeal mucosa and increased secretions of the laryngeal glandular cells. Progesterone leads to dryness and congestion of the vocal folds just before the menstruation.

Can you make your voice deeper with surgery?

Thyroplasty (vocal cord surgery or pitch lowering surgery)for lowering of vocal pitch is an out patient surgical procedure. It involves removing a strip of cartilage from the larynx (voice box). This then allows the vocal cords to become less taught, therefore lowering the pitch.

Can surgery make my voice deeper?

Consider Medialized Laryngoplasty Considered a common FTM vocal surgery, this procedure aims to thicken the vocal cords with silicone rubber implants. This causes a deeper tone to develop, hence allowing you to produce a deeper, more masculine voice.

What hormones affect your voice?

The changing levels of several different hormones throughout our lives, such as estrogen, progesterone, growth and thyroid hormone, affect the quality of our voice by acting on the vocal anatomy, most prominently the larynx, otherwise known as the voice box.

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Does hormones make your voice higher?

Oestrogen hormone therapy given to people transitioning into female will not have any effect on the vocal cords or the vocal tract. This can sometimes be disappointing news to some transgender females because they really hope (and understandably so) that it would help to make their voice higher or a bit lighter.