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Dr. Dwight Romriell
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Difficulty Understanding Speech (Overview)

Dysphasia is a communication disorder in which there is trouble expressing language or comprehending language, often due to strokes, tumors, or brain damage.


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I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?

I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?

Digital/programable: I wear hearing aids myself and have experienced the same issue. I have found that a digital/programable hearing aid with the ability to adjust it for the environment you're in works the best. Nothing is perfect, but this option is pretty close! ...Read more

Dr. Dwight Romriell
22 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Understanding Speech (Overview)

Dysphasia is a communication disorder in which there is trouble expressing language or comprehending language, often due to strokes, tumors, or brain damage.


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I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?

Digital/programable: I wear hearing aids myself and have experienced the same issue. I have found that a digital/programable hearing aid with the ability to adjust it for the environment you're in works the best. Nothing is perfect, but this option is pretty close! ...Read more

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Understanding Puberty for Boys (Checklist)

Stage 1: Prepubertal; no signs
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Stage 2: average age 11.4 yrs (range 9.5 to 13.5 yrs)
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Stage 2: testicles and scrotum are enlarged. Pubic hair grows
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Your growth spurt begins two years after your genitals become enlarged
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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Yes: Loss of teeth, especially in the front of the mouth, can cause speech problems because it allows for change in lip and tongue positions which are key to proper speech. ...Read more

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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Most of the time: Teeth help support the lips and cheeks, and allow the tongue a place to rest when forming certain sounds... Many people have very few teeth and enunciate just fine. Others are incoherent. ...Read more

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Understanding Puberty for Girls (Checklist)

Read a book about puberty
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Give your daughter a book about puberty
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Buy pads and have them ready before your daughter gets her period
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Have first talk about birth control and sexuality with your daughter
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Sometimes I have difficulty with speech. Words come out backwards and sometimes slurred. In rare instances an entire sentence can be backwards, and ha?

Neuropsychological..: a neuropsychological exam may be warranted, especially if these events are impacting your functioning or causing other problems. Speak to your PCP about an evaluation and need for a referral. ...Read more

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Mixing up words during speech, getting worse. Blurred vision and bumping into things. Difficulty perceiving where things are in space relative to me.

Mixing up words during  speech, getting worse. Blurred vision and bumping into things. Difficulty perceiving where things are in space relative to me.

Get seen ASAP!: If this is something that has been happening suddenly or for just a short period of time(which seems it is the case) you should be seen at the ED as soon as you can get there. ...Read more

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I feel difficulty in finding appropriate vocabulary and stammer during long speech. I am a male, 73, and on alpha blockers for bph.?

I feel difficulty in finding appropriate vocabulary and stammer during long speech. I am a male, 73, and on alpha blockers for bph.?

MAY need scan: If 'word finding' and 'stammering' are new neurological symptoms for you then you may have a CNS (brain lesion) affecting the frontal or temporal lobe. Neuro imaging (ct, MRI -preferable) may be needed to check out this possibilty. Alpha blockers (e.G Flomax =tamsulosin) typically cause dizziness, impotence, nasal congestion but not neurological symptoms. ...Read more

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After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?

After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?

TMJ syndrome: See OFP doctor. .Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the experts in this field. Good luck. ...Read more

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