Neuroscience

Frog in your throat? Stress might be to blame for vocal issues

Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, often comes up in lists of greatest fears. Such anxiety can often impact voice control leading to stammering or feeling like there is a "frog in your throat." A researcher from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Coherent? Voice disorders significantly affect listeners, too

"Fly heading two three zero, runway two seven left, cleared for takeoff." Air traffic controllers are among the 25 to 45 percent of the workforce in the United States who use their voices professionally. It is imperative ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children.

Pediatrics

Many parents miss speech disorders in young kids

(HealthDay)—Many parents don't recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don't know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds.

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