Study Shows A Baby's Cry Hints At What Their Adult Voice Will Sound Like

According to the National Post, a research group has recently hypothesized that the way a person’s voice pitch sounds in adult life can be determined in their cry as a baby. The new study, which was published in the journal Biology Letters, indicates that the pitch of a baby's cry at 4-months-old may predict the pitch of their speech at age 5. It is not just one whine, as you know a baby can make various crying sounds depending on their mood, each one of those different pitch sounds can make up the differences in a person's voice.

The researchers in the study took recorded voice samples from 15 French children to prove their theory. The age range was from 2 to 5 months old. Both boys and girls were involved in the research process. Once the children were 4 to 5 years old, new voice samples were taken. In both instances, mild cries were used as the testing sample. They discovered in all cases, the cry as a baby was a predictor for how the cry sounded for a young child.

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What exactly does this information mean? First, it means that there is a direct correlation between a baby's cry and their adult voice. Remember this is all in terms of pitch, not tone. Second, there is a lot more studying that needs to be done to determine how much of our adult voice is defined while we are babies.

It is an interesting study because people generally only talk about how a person's voice changes through puberty. Now the research is noting that a baby's cry can predict the kind of pitch he or she will have as an adult. Obviously, it will take a long time to develop this fully. It would be essential to follow a baby through adulthood and to monitor all changes, in order to have defining research.

The next time you hear a baby cry, think about the pitch of the sound. It definitely means more than we ever imagined.

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