Puberphonia is the inappropriate persistence of a high-pitched adolescent voice even after puberty. It is seen most commonly in males than females. Vocal exercises are the treatment of choice for most cases of puberphonia and typically take one to five weeks.

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My voice sounds like a girl's voice. How to correct it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My voice sounds like a girl's voice. Whenever someone hears my voice over the phone, then often respond me as if I am a girl. I have heard that this can be corrected through speech therapy and voice therapy. Please guide me about this.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem you suffering from is puberphonia and it can be corrected through speech therapy. Consult a proper speech therapist either nearby your area or you can consult online. For further information consult a speech therapist online --> https://www.iclini...  Read Full »

Why do some men sound like girls?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 38-year-old male. I have a voice like a female from childhood. I do not know what to do. I feel a lot as my position grows in my professional life. It affects me a lot. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per history, you can have puberphonia. It is a functional voice disorder characterized by the habitual use of a high-pitched voice (female voice) after puberty. The vocal folds are stretched and thin with minimal mucosal waves. The cricothyroid muscle remains con...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old boy, but my voice is similar to a girl. What I can do to correct this?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years boy, but my voice is similar to a girl, what I can do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome in I understand your concern about a thin voice like a female, and you are now 19 years old male. Your clinical history suggests that most likely, you are suffering from puberphonia. Here I would like to tell you that in infantile age and during younger child the voice ...  Read Full »

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