It would be a rare Audiologist who would comment on voice occlusion (losing your speech because you cannot hear it). There are too many variables. Originally posted by LipreadingMom, asking for ways to fix it. I know we can do that.
The problem is the consequence of not hearing your own voice. You cannot or forget how to pronounce words when you cannot hear them. Profoundly deaf people will know how this feels as they have never been able to do communication by voice. some of them may be able to hear gibberish but they have not had a lifetime to work out what the sounds are.
Good news is that deaf children can now learn to pronounce words on a computer. Pronounce the word and your voice follows a sound wave. You get them to match and you have correct pronunciation. This would keep your voice speaking at the level it is now. How long you keep it depends on how much you can match the sound waves. It must be easy to do, otherwise children would not do it.
We need to find a system for teaching deaf children to talk and have it developed for adults. A six-year-old knows 50,000 words approximately. There are endless possibilities to develop words in your field. Do you know where to find such a system in your country?
- Voice Occlusion – Your Voice Sounds Distorted To You (hearingwellbeing.com)
- Help! I Hate the Sound of My Voice with Hearing Loss (lipreadingmom.com)