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What is a nasally voice?

What is a nasally voice?

Nasal speech (hypernasality) and nasal air emission (air escaping down the nose when talking) happen when the back of the soft palate (roof of the mouth) does not fully close against the upper walls of the throat (pharynx) during speech, leaving the nasal cavity open.

What does hypernasality sound like?

Hypernasality occurs when too much sound resonates (vibrates) in the nasal cavity (nose) during speech. This type of resonance makes the patient sound as if he or she is talking through the nose. When there is severe hypernasality, other abnormal speech characteristic can occur.

What is resonance speech?

Speech resonance is the result of the transfer of sound produced by the vocal folds through the vocal tract comprised of the pharynx, oral cavity, and nasal cavity (Kummer, 2020a; Peterson-Falzone, Trost-Cardamone, Karnell, & Hardin-Jones, 2017).

What causes hypernasality?

Hypernasal speech can be caused by anything resulting in velopharyngeal incompetence. Clefting (splitting) of the roof of the mouth (CLEFT PALATE), a palate that is too short, or the inability to move muscles involved with closure of the velopharyngeal complex (as in cerebral palsy) can cause hypernasal speech.

What is Rhinolalia Clausa?

Hyponasal speech, denasalization or rhinolalia clausa is a lack of appropriate nasal airflow during speech, such as when a person has nasal congestion. Some causes of hyponasal speech are adenoid hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, deviated septum, sinusitis, myasthenia gravis and turbinate hypertrophy.

What is articulation and resonance?

Resonance: Voiced sound is amplified and modified by the vocal tract resonators (the throat, mouth cavity, and nasal passages). The resonators produce a person’s recognizable voice. Articulation: The vocal tract articulators (the tongue, soft palate, and lips) modify the voiced sound.

How do you address hypernasality?

Feedback for hypernasality or nasal emission: Have him produce an oral sound in a syllable. If there is hypernasality or nasal emission, it will be heard loudly through the tube. Ask the child to try to reduce or eliminate the sound coming through the tube as he produces oral sounds and then words with oral sounds.

How do you treat a Hyponasal speech?

Speech Therapy for Children with Hypernasality

  1. Stimulability probe: Try to get the child to imitate oral resonance.
  2. Altering Tongue Position: Try for a lower, posterior tongue placement.
  3. Open Mouth: Have the child speak with his mouth more open.
  4. Change Volume: Try different volumes to see which has less nasality.