Hyponasality Associated with Patulous Eustachian Tubes: Report of a Case Functional hyponasality sometimes occurs as a readily identifiable concomitant of patulous eustachian tubes. This case report suggests that the presence and severity of the speech problem is directly related to autophony and the patient’s ability to tolerate this characteristic symptom of abnormally patent eustachian tubes. Reduction in autophony appeared to ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   August 01, 1971
Hyponasality Associated with Patulous Eustachian Tubes: Report of a Case
 
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Case Reports   |   August 01, 1971
Hyponasality Associated with Patulous Eustachian Tubes: Report of a Case
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 410-413. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.410
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1971, Vol. 36, 410-413. doi:10.1044/jshd.3603.410

Functional hyponasality sometimes occurs as a readily identifiable concomitant of patulous eustachian tubes. This case report suggests that the presence and severity of the speech problem is directly related to autophony and the patient’s ability to tolerate this characteristic symptom of abnormally patent eustachian tubes. Reduction in autophony appeared to produce proportional reduction in denasality. Elimination of aural symptoms consistently resulted in the abrupt return of normal speech.

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