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I Am Mute

For those who are unable to talk, for any reason; physical, emotional, or both. Come here, and be heard. 102 People

    Forum?

    This idea of share something, others reply, is nice... but... If I started a forum, would you join? Is it something people who can't speak vocally would use? My idea would include places to talk about different kinds of muteness, coping with muteness, different ways to...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    Help! My Brother-in-law Is Mute Due To Paralysis....

    My brother-in-law is mute due to paralysis from West Nile Syndrom and is on a trach ventilator, permanent or temporary we won't know for months. He is an brilliant engineer and his mind is in good shape but he can't talk or move his arms or fingers, just his eyes and head. I am...
    Jharttx Jharttx 61-65 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    After my dad died, I didn't want to talk.

    He loved singing, talking etc. so if I ever did talk it will remind me of him ... I miss him
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2015

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    I am just now learning to be mute.

    ..its not easy....need friends with similar experience.,,
    Clarity01 Clarity01 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    I am scared, in my head is just black; i get

    the odd flashback but thats it :'( x
    Lucygrainger Lucygrainger 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    Never...

    > I never said my first word so never have I spoken. > I have never told my parents I love them so sometimes I think they don't think that I do. > I can never ask for help, I feel so alone. > I have never had a boyfriend because I am too afraid to try and get to know anyone...
    SilentCassy SilentCassy 16-17, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    I Am Silent

    My voice is silent. I am hearing. I have had vocal paralysis from intubation as the result of severe anaphylaxis. I was in my twenties when I became physically silent. Before I was adopted, I was mute by choice. I was in in shock from being badly abused. In fact, one of my...
    Disenchantedangel Disenchantedangel 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    I Can Barely Talk

    Hi My name is Alvaro and Im 22 years old from Madrid, Spain. I went to some singing lessons a few years ago and I completely destroyed my voice. Now I can barely talk and seems to be getting worse. i have thought about using an ipad or an application to communicate better. The...
    alvferna alvferna 22-25 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    About Me

    Well I contracted a bad infection in my mouth awhile ago and now although it is resolved I am unable to speak. It was a great loss for me as I have worked in healthcare for the majority of my career and am unable to do that now. I am in the process of learning to live life unable...
    canadiangirrl28 canadiangirrl28 26-30 10 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    "Singing"

    Sometimes, when I play a song I like, I pretend to sing along. I've never spoken, so I don't even know how to lipsync, but I sill make what mouth shapes I do know and just completely rock out. I'm curious if anybody else who's mute "sings along", and if so, were you born mute or...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    A Little Bit About Me..

    I can be classified as selectively mute. I'm 19 years old. My mutism began at around 3 years old, but I have always been quiet. Over the years, starting from an early age, I gradually stopped trying to connect with people. If anything, I didn't exactly want to connect with people...
    lysergic lysergic 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    People Think I'm An Alien

    I am a thirteen year old girl, and have been entirely mute for my whole life. I have been to countless experts over the years, and still they find no answer. I have never been able to speak normally, and have had to use a combination of sign language and handwritten notes in...
    MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion 13-15, F 4 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Mute/cutting

    Well i started cutting when i was 10 and i started to be mute when i was 11 and thats when i was started cutting more and more .I dont know what to do sometimes with myself because i need help and i wanna know how to stop but i just dont know how to talk so yhea ! .
    breanna1234 breanna1234 13-15 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    I guess I am what you'd call "periodically

    mute". I suffer from a pretty severe case of asthma that manifests itself as really intense coughing. I cough so hard I can't breath. I cough so hard I taste blood. I cough so hard that I lose my voice... frequently. Sometimes it's only for a few hours, other times it's days...
    Lanorae Lanorae 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    im mute and know sign language

    but no one else does and i can't tell them what I'm saying or feeling
    AlexisYoung AlexisYoung 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    What is your preferred method of communicating

    if you have no voice? Are you still verbal even if you are no longer vocal?
    vocalcordless vocalcordless 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

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    Voiceless

    I had thyroid cancer that spread to my vocal cords. I was operated on 2 years ago (2/11) The damage that it did made it difficult for me to breath so I needed an emergency tracheostomy. I hate having a trach. My Dr performed another surgery to open my airway by "cleaning" up my...
    curliepwincess curliepwincess 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Semi-mute?

    I am not mute 24/7, though there are times when I wish I could be. Perhaps in time I will be able to be mute as I wish, when I get away from my parents. My reasoning is this: it's healing. I'm not the most emotionally stable person, I've spent time in two different mental...
    AngelManson AngelManson 18-21, T 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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    Let Your Voice Flow Through Your Fingers~

    Yes, friends, and random readers, Kat is unable to speak IRL.  My close friends know this, and I'm not exactly one to keep it hidden. My lack of voice is physical.  It's the result of a near-fatal infection when I was a little girl (I had the benefit of having several...
    Phlarekat Phlarekat 26-30, F 16 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Not Allowed To Talk

    First of all, I'd like to say that I'm not mute 24/7. But when there's someone who we (I'm a multiple) don't know or haven't met we don't say anything, we just observe. We are also mute when someone asks us about our system and others than the host (the one writing now). I'm not...
    TinyRabbit TinyRabbit 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    I use asl to communicate

    because I'm mute.
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    Congenitally Mute

    I was born this way, mute. I have yet to come across someone like me that can hear and is at the same time Mute. I hope to someday. I did once but they weren't interested in being my friend. I was born with a facial abnormality that affected my throat and mouth. I've had 20...
    SophiaG SophiaG 22-25 5 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    I can't even remember what my voice sounds like,

    although I do remember (faintly) people telling me it is soft and sweet.
    SimplySuicidal SimplySuicidal 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    Your Voices Are Not Lost.

    First off can I just start by saying how glad I am to have found this group full of inspirational people? Reading your guy's stories...they are the most beautifully written stories I have ever come across so I thank you all for sharing these beautiful, personal, raw experiences...
    thebeautyofitall thebeautyofitall 18-21 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    I lost my vocal chords to throat cancer

    when I was 27. I'm 31 now and cancer-free but am silent. I carry a notepad and pen around with me as I think learning sign-language would slow me down. I also have a couple of apps on my phone that are text to speech but I prefer to write. On the notepad (see picture below...
    woodsettonlds woodsettonlds 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Nate'S Great Adventure

    Three years ago today, I was in a tragic car accident where I lost my ability to either walk or talk (it was a TBI). I also struggle with tinnitus. I want to walk on a stage and talk for God even though I'm not able to either walk or talk YET. With God all things are possible...
    IronRose777 IronRose777 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    In 2001 after oral cancer surgery my voice

    became very limited. Radiation sort of backfired by giving me a different cancer on the back of my throat, specifically at the concentration of radiated points. It was removed this past Thanksgiving, 11/2013. I am now mute. I find this hard to grasp. Is there a hand-held...
    carycat carycat 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Cant Take Much More Of The Voicers!

    I can't take much more of the voicing people! They are really really frustrating. I have deaf friends. They understand me the first time almost every time. Sign, or written, they pay attention. The hearing - speaking people in my life, they only pay attention with their ears...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 5 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    Relapse

    I went mute at age four, when my mother raped me for the first time. My sister figured this out when I lay on our bed that night. She was asking if I wanted to go to the park, but I wouldn't respond. Not verbally, anyway. I shook my head 'no' and that was when she knew something...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    i got laryngitis over 2 years ago

    and it persisted for 8 weeks no voice, and then i could speak about 2 minutes a day total talk time, and have never really recovered. i get completely exhausted after talking a few words [due to severe exhaustion syndrome i've had for 8 years] and throat is dry, voice is tiny...
    acker1 acker1 41-45, F Jul 2, 2015

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    I learned how to communicate using writing

    because very few people know sign at my school.
    xXannabethXx xXannabethXx 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Conversion Disorder

    I have no physical injury or abnormality. My brain just decided to turn the sound off mid-sentence one ordinary Wednesday morning. The official diagnosis is Conversion Disorder, a psychosomatic condition brought on by suppressed stress. To me, it feels like my brain has...
    Rockdancer Rockdancer 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    EP is just too difficult to navigate.

    i found there are many facebook groups called "dysphonia" which are really helpful, and the words "mute" and "mutism" are not represented on social media. and nor are words like 'non-vocal' etc. so i hope that people can find community in social media, using the word "DYSPHONIA...
    acker1 acker1 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    The Silent Freak

    I am a member of a multiplicity system. (Psychologists would call it "Multiple Personalities", but we do not consider ourselves mere personalities). When I am front, I can't speak. I can't make any vocal sounds at all. The strange part is, I have headmates who can. Because of...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    In A Way, Yes

    I don't talk. I don't feel like I should talk. Recently, I've only spoken to one friend. I may as well be mute. I didn't want to be like this, but it happened. It's like I gradually lost my voice. Who is to blame? Is it my fault? Unanswered questions. is there some reason I can't...
    SmilesGoForMiles SmilesGoForMiles 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    There are times when I go mute

    but it's not selective I have no control over it. I can be happy (not stressed out, not sad or scared) joking around with my friends explaining something funny to them, or just hanging out relaxing, etc and mid sentence my voice just goes for anywhere between a couple of minutes...
    skinnylove14 skinnylove14 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    'Selective Mutism'

    My therapist tells me that what I have is selective mutism induced by post-traumatic stress disorder. I am physically able to speak, but there’s some barrier in my mind that just won’t allow me to. I learned American Sign Language and my brother even did too so that he can...
    EmptyUnderMyHat EmptyUnderMyHat 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    So my friend got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and one of the free apps was Candy Crush which I'd heard about. So one day when I was bored I tried it out. Oh my gosh the music...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    To be honest I feel like I've been betrayed by every person I know. The only person who didn't betray me and was consistent through and through was a weed smoking democrat and he...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I like to watch movies while I study. I have it playing in the background and will put the movie on mute if I really have to concentrate.
    dgjf123 dgjf123 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I met deaf people. I met mute people. I met blind people. I met autistic people. I met people who have Asperger's Syndrome. I met people who are deaf and mute. I met people who are...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here is more information from Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus Why We Might Have Reason For Doubt." Chapter 4 "Background (Christianity) Element 15 pages 124 - 130...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm regaining the ability to love. It's uncomfortable but it's adding a sense of completion to my life. It makes me understand why so many people believe in a higher power. It...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Swollen bailey brimming to the hilt, bleeding nobility. Muted behind a tattered tapestry, hushed by the violin melody. Raven filled a lovers goblet, another claimed his...
    HearMyEscape HearMyEscape 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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