Hearing and Speech

#1

As I have more difficulty hearing words, some people are telling me that they have difficulty interpreting my speech; they claim my words are somewhat mumbled Can this be happening?. For instance, I tried telling somebody about a woman named Bonnie, and they thought I was talking about someone named Barney, who they didn’t know…

George R.

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#2

I have heard of this happening. It happens to toddlers while learning to speak if their ears are plugged or not hearing correctly.
Recently my son said I still speak clearly even thought I can’t hear worth a nickel.
Curious to hear what other members say.

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#3

This is an interesting topic.
Growing up, my father often told me I didn’t speak clearly. Of course I sounded fine in my head. Coincidentally, I also had several ear infections and it was frequently reported that maybe I wasn’t hearing very well. And a couple times I had the tubes put in to drain things or something.
Then, years later, my fathers siblings have worn hearing aids for a number of years so maybe his hearing wasn’t very good either.
Then later on, if I play back something like my voicemail recording, I think I sound so nasal.
Fast forward now…I’m in hearing aids and this topic…yeah…very probable.
Maybe a life long hearing affected speech “impediment”.
Interesting.

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#4

Your audiogram does not support degradation in your speech quality. Likely just one of those instances where you mumbled. If it is not an ongoing pattern, don’t worry about it.

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