30 Nov 2018

Vocal fry on the rise among Kiwi women

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:19 pm on 30 November 2018

You may have heard it from guests on our show, or from American reality TV shows. We're talking about 'vocal fry'! That's when a person lowers and roughens their voice. 

Katy Perry, The Kardashians and Britney Spears are well-known for talking like this but the vocal style is now on the rise among young Kiwi women. 

That's the finding of a new research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today. Its author, Professor Jeremy Hornibrook, is here to tell us why.

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