Parkinson's Disease and Speech Problems - Topic Overview Parkinson's disease can affect the muscles of the
lips, tongue, throat, voice box (larynx), and lungs, all of which are involved
in producing speech. Stiff, slow muscles in these areas may lead to: Low voice volume or soft
speech. Imprecise speech sounds. Speaking too fast or
too slow. Monotonous voice. Hoarseness.
A speech therapist (also called a speech-language pathologist) can
help you learn ways to improve your speech. He or she may provide:
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Breathing exercises to improve voice
volume. Speech exercises to make your sounds clear and
precise. Tips to help make your speech rate more
regular. Exercises to practice pitch changes when you speak.
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December 05, 2012
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