What does Hyponasal voice sound like?

Hyponasal speech is the sound of speech that results from too little air escaping through the nose (sounds like talking with a stuffy nose). It would be hard to normally pronounce the letter “m” for example.

How do you test for Hyponasal speech?

Feel sides of nose for vibration that might accompany perceived hypernasality. Alternately pinch and then release the nose (sometimes referred to as the cul-de-sac test or nasal occlusion) while individual produces a speech segment—a change in resonance indicates hypernasality.

How do you treat a Hyponasal speech?


  1. tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy;
  2. removal of nasal polyps;
  3. surgery to correct deviated septum;
  4. surgical removal of tissue or bone of the nasal passage to treat choanal atresia; and.
  5. surgical reconstruction to enlarge stenotic nares.

How do you know if you’re speaking nasally?

You should not feel a buzz with all other non-nasal sounds. If you feel a buzz in your nasal cavity with non-nasal speech sounds, too much nasal resonance is being used. If this is your feedback, you are speaking with nasal speech.

What does VPI speech sound like?

Nasal air emission occurs when air escapes through the nose on pressure consonants, and it can sound like puffs, squeaks or snorts, or it might make speech sound muffled. Children sometimes develop unusual speech sounds to compensate for their VPI.

What VPD sounds like?

The air escaping through the nose might make a sound, such as a snort or a squeak. This is sometimes called “nasal turbulence.” In severe cases, food or liquid might escape through the nose while the person is eating.

How do you stop hypernasality?

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. Have the child alternately pinch and open his nose during production of the sound.

Why does my 4 year old sound nasally?

With hypernasality, too much air comes through the nose when the child speaks. When this happens, the excess air interferes with speech—causing odd noises, a nasal-sounding voice, speech problems and more.

Why does my voice sound so nasally on recordings?

This happens because when you speak your ears are not only listening to the sound that comes out of your mouth into the open air and back into the ears, but also to the sound of your voice as it travels inside your head from the vocal chords to the ears through bones and tissue.

Why are deaf people Hypernasal?

Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing often exhibit resonance disorders characterized by hypernasality or hyponasality, mixed resonance, or cul-de-sac resonance. In most cases, these resonance problems result from poor control of the VP valve due to the lack of auditory feedback.

How do I stop my throat from talking?

Use your voice wisely:

  1. Try not to overuse your voice.
  2. Rest your voice when you are sick.
  3. Avoid using the extremes of your vocal range, such as screaming or whispering.
  4. Practice good breathing techniques when singing or talking.
  5. Avoid cradling the phone when talking.
  6. Consider using a microphone when appropriate.