SALT LAKE CITY -- A new University of Utah study analyzing how voice changes with age focuses on the life of the late president of the Mormon church.
KSL reports that researchers listened to 50 years of speeches from Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Researcher Eric Hunter of the University of Utah's National Center for Voice and Speech said Hinckley was optimal to study because he had very few health problems and because there was a large volume of recorded speeches.
The study analyzes 36 speeches he delivered at Brigham Young University during his 13-year tenure as president of the church.
Hinckley led the Mormon church from 1995 through his death in 2008. He was 97 years old when he died.