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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Trouble Understanding Speech (Overview)

Trouble understanding speech is where a person has difficulty interpreting spoken language. This may be due to damage to the part of the brain that interprets spoken language, which may occur in a stroke.


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My hearing test is normal but I have trouble understanding speech. Why?

My hearing test is normal but I have trouble understanding speech. Why?

Maybe aphasia: I am glad you had your hearing checked first as that would be the initial thing to look into. If those tests are normal, then how your brain processes speech. Some strokes can affect the part of your brain that allows you to hear and speak properly. Problems are called aphasias. Also, even with normal hearing, some people can be distracted if trying to hear with lots going on. Get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
2 doctors shared insights

Trouble Understanding Speech (Overview)

Trouble understanding speech is where a person has difficulty interpreting spoken language. This may be due to damage to the part of the brain that interprets spoken language, which may occur in a stroke.


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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...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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My hearing test is normal but I have trouble understanding speech. Why?

Maybe aphasia: I am glad you had your hearing checked first as that would be the initial thing to look into. If those tests are normal, then how your brain processes speech. Some strokes can affect the part of your brain that allows you to hear and speak properly. Problems are called aphasias. Also, even with normal hearing, some people can be distracted if trying to hear with lots going on. Get checked out. ...Read more

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My hearing is usually normal but I still have trouble understanding speech in restaurant. Why?

My hearing is usually normal but I still have trouble understanding speech in restaurant. Why?

Likely distractions: Even with normal hearing, some people can find hearing in noisy places makes it tough. Distractions can be a problem for some people, and their brains may not be able to filter one thing out from the rest. And if your hearing is on the low end of normal, or if it has decreased from your normal, you may have relative hearing loss as this problem is common as hearing decreases. ...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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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Start at Some Basics: No easy answers from a distance. However, for obesity, PCOS & ? helpful for seizures, go all HFLC foods & eliminate ~all carbs. Carbohydrate means sugar, both simple & complex, & these are biggest food drivers of the 1st 2 issues & may ? 3rd. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, DietDoctor.com, Paleo, etc. ...Read more

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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Aphasia: Difficulty comprehending or producing spoken language may be related to your epilepsy in most left-handed people and virtually all right-handed people one would expect to see worsening of your ability to communicate if you have subclinical seizure activity going on in your left frontal or left temporal lobe maybe time to have a visit with your neurologist maybe get another EEG or labs ( or both ) ...Read more

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When should strangers be able to understand my child's speech?

When should strangers be able to understand my child's speech?

Comes in stages: Most kids will emerge as copycat talkers, trying to mimic what they hear. Clarity comes with repitition, gental redirection and eventual confidence. About half what they say at 2 should be understood by strangers(3/4 by 3 and 95% by 4). Any kid that doesn't should be screened. School districts operate child find programs to get these caught up by school entry. ...Read more

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