nasal speech


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nasal speech

Speech in which air from the oropharynx enters the nasopharynx, usually resulting in abnormal resonance. Emission of air through the nose, weak pressure in articulating consonants, and attempts by the patient to stifle the abnormally spoken air column are also characteristic.
See also: speech
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The association of dry eyes, nasal speech, together with achalasia were important clinical features, in support of Allgrove's syndrome.
The cystic types are often asymptomatic.3 If the cyst size exceeds 1-2 cm in diameter, they may cause a number of symptoms including persistent postnasal drip, occipital headache, neck stiffness, halitosis, and conductive hearing loss associated with middle ear effusion caused by nasal speech and Eustachian tube dysfunction.4 Our patient was detected with a 3x3.5 cm fluctuating, soft Thornwaldt's cyst covered with firm mucosa, completely obstructing the airway in the left side of the nasopharynx, and causing middle ear effusion and hearing loss.
Speech that is too loud or that fluctuates in volume Strained or strangled-sounding voice Harsh, hoarse or breathy voice Unusual stress or emphasis on words Nasal speech