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If I have Parkinson’s disease, what kind of speech and voice problems may I
experience?

If I have Parkinson’s disease, what kind of speech and voice problems may I
experience?

Everyone's Parkinson's experience is different, so it's hard to predict how your symptoms may progress. Parkinson's symptoms tend to appear gradually. The order they appear and the way they progress varies from person to person. 

Some of the voice and speech difficulties that you may experience are:
Softened voice. 
Reduced volume to your voice. 
Speaking in a monotone pitch 
Having a hoarse or strained quality to your voice. 
Breathiness in the quality of your voice that is easily heard by your listeners. 
It takes more effort and energy to speak. 
You feel like it is taking all of your energy to speak. 
Trouble clearly and easily pronouncing letters and words. 
Tremor in your voice. 
Slurring of your speech.
LSVT LOUD is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. Named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a woman living with PD, it was developed by Dr. Lorraine Ramig and has been scientifically studied for over 25 years with support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding organizations.

Find local LSVT Clinicians using this form
https://www.lsvtglobal.com/LSVTFindClinicians

Everyone's Parkinson's experience is different, so it's hard to predict how your symptoms may progress. Parkinson's symptoms tend to appear gradually. The order they appear and the way they progress varies from person to person. 


Some of the voice and speech difficulties that you may experience are:

  • Softened voice. 

  • Reduced volume to your voice. 

  • Speaking in a monotone pitch 

  • Having a hoarse or strained quality to your voice. 

  • Breathiness in the quality of your voice that is easily heard by your listeners. 

  • It takes more effort and energy to speak. 

  • You feel like it is taking all of your energy to speak. 

  • Trouble clearly and easily pronouncing letters and words. 

  • Tremor in your voice. 

  • Slurring of your speech.

LSVT LOUD is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. Named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a woman living with PD, it was developed by Dr. Lorraine Ramig and has been scientifically studied for over 25 years with support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding organizations.


Find local LSVT Clinicians using this form

https://www.lsvtglobal.com/LSVTFindClinicians

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