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  • noun The quality of being hypernasal.


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  • For example, using shorter sentences, reducing rate of speech, or avoiding talking over background noise; and • Provision of exercises to improve hypernasality, voice quality and volume of voice.

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  • This hypernasality is due to insufficient contact of the soft palate with the posterior pharyngeal wall, which allows air to escape into the nasopharynx during speech.

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