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Cleft Palate Sound Talk
Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?
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
Hypernasal: People with cleft palates have a communication between their mouth and nose, allowing air ; voicing to escape when speaking, hence the hypernasal sounds and voice. Food and liquids can also escape into the nose which can be an embarrassment when eating or drinking. A "harelip" is a cleft lip, not a cleft palate although both can exist together. ...Read more
Nasal speech: Typically cleft palate is surgically corrected as a child, and there would be a team of medical professionals that participate- speech pathologists, social work, orthodontics, etc. If this is not corrected (and even sometimes when it is) the defects leaves abnormal communication between the oral and nasal cavities which results in hypernasal speech esp. W/ hard consonants (ie say cup cake). ...Read more
Hello, I would like to talk about my nephew Ranbir Guha.He has a problem like cleft palate.Please suggest us what we should do for his treatment?
See a doctor: Treatment for a cleft palate is ideally a team approach involving many different medical and dental specialties. The starting place can be with your family physician who can refer you to the specialists who treat cleft palates. ...Read more
Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?
Does my double cleft palate have anything to do with the following problems I have always had problems speaking loud enough without getting out of breath. I'm prone to ear aches, and people ask me to repeat myself so much that i seldom talk to anyone outs
Not it's job: Palatal expander used to widen a narrow upper jaw. It does not correct a cleft, but properly repositions the 2 halves of the upper jaw from side-to-side. Repair of the cleft usually means some surgery. Talk to the cleft team about what's being done and why. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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