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Muscle-Building Therapy May Reduce Overly Nasal Speech, Says Study

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April 12, 2000
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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
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For people with hypernasal speech, many of them with repaired cleft palates, there have been few remedies other than surgery, and the surgery comes with risks. Some of these people, however, may find help in a kind of weight-lifting for the soft palate, says David Kuehn, a professor of speech and hearing science at the University of Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For people with hypernasal speech, many of them with repaired cleft palates, there have been few remedies other than surgery, and the surgery comes with risks.


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University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. "Muscle-Building Therapy May Reduce Overly Nasal Speech, Says Study." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000406092150.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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