I Am Mute

For those who are unable to talk, for any reason; physical, emotional, or both. Come here, and be heard. 103 People

    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

    I use asl to communicate

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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    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

    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
    6 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    '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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2013

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    Jul 2, 2015

    I learned how to communicate using writing

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

    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
    9 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    I Am Somewhat Mute

    But not all the time. I am around everyone other than my immediate family, being my mother, father, brother and his wife. If anyone else starts talking to me, I just look at them to acknowledge that I heard them, but that Im not going to reply. I get told to...
    TheAtomicCloud TheAtomicCloud
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2010

    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
    5 Responses May 19, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 28, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    ON MAY 22, 1993, I WAS RUN OFF THE HIGHWAY,

    AND MY CAR FLIPPED AND THREW ME OUT THE WINDOW. WHEN MY HEAD STRUCK THE PAVEMENT UPON LANDING, I INCURRED A CLOSED-HEAD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AND WAS LEFT IN A COMA FOR 2 MONTHS, AND IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 6. FORTUNATELY, MY COGNITION WAS LEFT UNDAMAGED, BUT THE MOST TRAUMATIC...
    Choral321 Choral321
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 4

    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
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    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

    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
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2014

    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

    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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