Perceptual Aspects of Nasality Nasality is an entity to which all clinicians in training are exposed. Nonetheless, because it is a perceptual entity, many clinicians who are not exposed to it on a regular basis can become less proficient about judging the presence-absence, type, and/or severity of nasality. Many who evaluate and treat patients ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2005
Perceptual Aspects of Nasality
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  • David L. Jones
    University of Wyoming, Laramie
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Article   |   July 01, 2005
Perceptual Aspects of Nasality
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2005, Vol. 15, 9-14. doi:10.1044/ssod15.1.9
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2005, Vol. 15, 9-14. doi:10.1044/ssod15.1.9
Nasality is an entity to which all clinicians in training are exposed. Nonetheless, because it is a perceptual entity, many clinicians who are not exposed to it on a regular basis can become less proficient about judging the presence-absence, type, and/or severity of nasality. Many who evaluate and treat patients with craniofacial anomalies have had the experience of a parent reporting that their child sounds “nasally.” In using the term nasally, some parents are attempting to describe the hypernasality they perceive; other parents use the term to describe the hyponasality they perceive. This type of confusion is not necessarily restricted to the lay population.
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