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Can Someone With A Speech Problem Hear Themselves Speaking Strangely
Depends on type: Some people may not be aware that they have a speech problem, e.g. Lisp. Stutterers/stammerers are aware of it. Some stroke victims are very aware of garbled speech. Others are fluent, make no sense, and are completely unaware. Sometimes the speech problem is associated with hearing issues. ...Read more
Speech: Not always. It is useful to retrain yourself at times with a recording that you make of yourself and try to improve. ...Read more
I begun to have speech problems such as stuttering, slur words or simply mixing of words kind of like dyslexia, and i'm not sure where or how to deal?
I feel I can't catch some words in gossips and if person speaks using loudspeaker.Is it lack of concentration or hearing problem?I stuck in speaking.
What could be wrong with someone who can't form words or pronounce them properly? This happens occasionally to someone i love.
Can you clarify?: Thirty thousand different proteins go to creating the brain, and no two are alike. Different people are good at different things, and this is probably a good thing overall for humankind. Someone who has an occasional problem with single words may just be different. However, episodic periods where it's hard to put all the words together suggests transient ischemic attacks, an urgent medical problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can talking nonsense or repeating words or sounds while I'm "zoned out" be another development with my epilepsy? Will this be permanent? Treatable?
"Development"?: Not sure what you mean by "development;" "manifestation" is more appropriate. A complex partial seizure discharge can cause aphasia, dysphasia, &/or verbal automatisms (that's what you're describing). It's part of the seizure syndrome itself. Some patients' seizures evolve over time. Suppressing the seizures (i.e. in the usual way with anticonvulsants) will also suppress the associated phenomena. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would someone hear or not hear with a stethoscope when listening to their stomach/bowels if their very constipated?
Interesting question: Constipation has many causes but a common one is lack of peristalsis, the wave like motion that passes the contents down for final elimination.Normal peristalsis causes a few fluid-like noises called borborygmi by doctors. Thus you might hear less of those noises than usual. The trouble is that it is a judgment call made by doctors and takes experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully not.: If the muscles of the palate are properly repaired, the palate itself is long enough, and the muscles function correctly, speech in a child with a cleft palate should be normal. Approximately 20% of children with cleft palate will develop hypernasal speech which will need a second surgery to remedy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the person find it hard to speak or interact freely especially in lectures or when speaking to high-class people and he is normal when dealing with his family is this what they called social phobia?
Social anxiety : Social anxiety disorder (sad), also known as social phobia, is a common disorder characterized by excessive fears of scrutiny, embarrassment and humiliation in social or performance situations, leading to significant distress or impairment in functioning. The disorder has two subtypes: generalized and nongeneralized sad. In generalized sad, distressing fears are experienced in most social situat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why does somebody stutter? Are there ways a person can train himself not to stutter, without hiring a specialist?
Defect: Stuttering is a left frontal cortex brain disorder, that one is born with. It is difficult to learn how to not stutter without an experienced therapist. Perhaps reading appropriate speech therapy articles could help. Sort of learning how to perfect your piano playing without an instructor. It can be done, just takes a lot longer and ultimately may not work out as well. ...Read more
How can parents deal with nightmares of children after hearing bad news or seeing it in media? @drpam
Reassure: What we do, of course, depends upon the age of the child. But certain principles are constant. Be truthful.Reaffirm that you are doing everything in your power to provide a safe environment.Emphasize that the circumstances are very unusual and rarely happen. Help them think of the positive things in life. These strategies help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minor cp, voice sounds similar to one who is deaf. I'm audible but not too happy about my voice. Will it ever go away with breathing exercises?
Is there a brain or mental handicapped issue with people who have really sloppy handwriting? My handwriting is really sloppy, people making "insults".
No: handwriting is a learned behavior and unless there has been a sudden change in writing, don't worry. ...Read more
I have friends that always speak very softly, even sometimes being hard to understand! Do they have a problem with their vocal cords?
Speak softly: There is an alternative. You might have a hearing deficit. Many stores (Costco and Sam's Club in my area) have a free hearing test so please find something similar near where you live. If your hearing is fine it will be difficult, but not well received, if you ask your friends to speak up. ...Read more
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