Millions of people suffer from acid reflux at night. The combination of lying flat and the relaxation of the upper esophageal sphincter during sleep allow stomach acids and food residues to come back up into the throat and enter the airway, irritating the delicate voice and lung tissues.
Established unanimously in 2008 by the 110th US Congress, National Dysphagia Awareness Month was created to help improve awareness and recognition of the importance of early detection and treatment.
Popularity of Personal Technology With Young Children Highlights Importance of Prioritizing Verbal Communication
Guidance for Parents during Better Hearing & Speech Month
Many individuals with dementia and their caregivers struggle at mealtime. This can be frustrating because many of life’s pleasurable events center on food…favorite meals, backyard grilling, party food and holiday dinners.
Speech therapists regularly develop and train clients in swallow exercises to help treat swallow difficulty caused by muscle weakness or dysfunction.
Speech, language and hearing disorders are among the most common disabilities in the United States. However, unlike many other disabilities, these disorders are often reversible and even preventable with intervention.
Stephanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, a researcher with the Speech Communication Group at MIT, recently presented the world’s trickiest tongue twister to the Acoustical Society of America. Her research focuses on speech errors as a way of understanding normal brain function through analyzing the types an
Normal speech and swallow function is a delicate balance of strength and agility in the lips, tongue and throat muscles. Any weakness, loss of flexibility or change in anatomy can cause speech and/or swallowing disruption and discomfort.
Many people receiving cancer treatments notice changes in their thinking and memory abilities. This may be caused by increased stress and anxiety, fatigue, poor sleep, changes in your blood chemistry, medication side effects or hormonal changes.