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Why does your voice change as you get older? - Shaylin A. Schundler

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The human voice is capable of incredible variety and range. As we age, our bodies undergo two major changes which explore that range. So how exactly does our voice box work, and what causes these shifts in speech? Shaylin A. Schundler describes how and why our voices change when we get older.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Shaylin A. Schundler
  • Director Andrew Foerster
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Andrew Foerster
  • Editor Andrew Foerster
  • Art Director Andrew Foerster, Nick Counter
  • Storyboard Artist Andrew Foerster, Nick Counter
  • Designer Nick Counter
  • Illustrator Nick Counter
  • Composer Devin Polaski
  • Sound Designer Devin Polaski
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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