Could a Drug Yield Speech Improvement for People with Parkinson’s?

New Drug Provides Speech Improvement for People With Parkinson’s                                                                                                                                                                            Have I got your attention?...

Not Wearing Hearing Aids: Bad for Brain and Relationships

For 30 years of practice in Florida, I have had hundreds of couples in my office with a similar complaint: “he/she doesn’t speak loud enough and he/she doesn’t hear.” Since so much of my practice is devoted to serving people with...

Aphasia Recovery: how much therapy is enough?

It was long taught that when someone acquired aphasia* following a stroke or other injury to the brain, the most dramatic recovery in speech and language would occur within the first 6 months, and after that period of time further recovery would be unlikely. But,...

Communication: A basic right for hospitalized patients

Each month I write an article for the HealthyBody section of a locally distributed newspaper. May being Better Speech and Hearing month seemed a perfect time to highlight the importance of access to communication no matter what your underlying condition or medical...