Men and women have different vocal fold sizes. Adult male voices are usually deeper': males have larger folds. The male vocal folds are between 17 mm and 25 mm in length.
The female vocal folds are between 12.5 mm and 17.5 mm long.
The difference in vocal fold size between men and women means that their voices have a different pitch. Each person's voice is different and has a slightly different pitch. This is caused by
The vocal cords are sometimes called 'true vocal cords' to distinguish them from the false vocal cords. These are a pair of thick folds of
The false cords are also called vestibular folds and ventricular folds. They can be seen on the diagram above as ventricular folds.
Unlike the true vocal cords, the false ones grow back completely when they are removed by