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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. 77 People

    Partially Mute?

    I am a very quiet person. I am never really as loud as I used to be, and that's okay. I like talking through the internet. I can talk clearer, because when I DO talk I can't go a sentence without messing up. I enjoy ASL, it's a beautiful thing to me,and If I could choose to use...
    StephGoesRawr StephGoesRawr 13-15 Aug 20, 2011

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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 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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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 13-15, F Mar 18

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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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    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 4 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    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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    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

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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 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

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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 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 19, 2012

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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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    "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 1 Response Oct 31, 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 3 Responses May 20, 2011

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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 2 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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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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    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

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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 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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    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 Feb 14, 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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    Related Experiences

    I feel like 75% of communication is nonverbal anyway. It would be a good excuse to not have to speak in public. Just watched an episode of Garfunkel and Oates where the girls went...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7

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    The petite princess At the scrap place she was born, she traveled her way up to the fine place of the burned city. Tears escaped her eyes as she received no welcome at her fantasy...
    Caisus Caisus 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Got back from surgery yesterday, tried talking to my friend on steam. I messaged him a couple times even stopped by the teamspeak he sits on and said hello on mic, he had his mic...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everytime I think I can trust people they prove me wrong and I realise that I can't that people are just the same, they don't trust you because they are hurting and try and hurt u...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I have a condition called Puberphonia which is nothing serious, but simply gives me a high-pitched voice. A girl's voice. The doctor said I could get surgery and get a manly voice...
    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    First off for those who follow Myers Briggs im an INTJ. Through my childhood my parents were in what I would consider to be a loveless relationship. They divorced when I was 30...
    Iltcp Iltcp 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    In a capitalist society, advertising is inevitable. When money is earned by providing a good or service, then you have to let your target audience know that you exist and, perhaps...
    Freedomofexpression Freedomofexpression 41-45, M Aug 5

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    I didn't join ep for nasty *** muter *******! 😭😭
    hayhaytaytay hayhaytaytay 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Wendy commercial are so irritating. I hate the fake redhead in those commercials. Morgan Smith is just obnoxious and she never eats the burgers. I hate her smug attitude in the...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Aug 6

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    "frenchmen in rain" the painting was literal figure hunched walking a dirt road in rain its hues and tone spoke mute but vividly each brush stroke matched the images birthplace in...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Aug 7

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    My life had always been a lonely one. And I had always been someone who never wanted to hurt people with lies. I think I stopped feeling comfortable with who I am around the age of...
    junliga junliga 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Quiet observation of indistinguishable conversations, I could never simply just speak. I break into nervous laughter though in my head it's mindless chatter, Can I convey a proper...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    First a little bit about myself, I'm 40 years old I have 3 children a wife and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Last year July 2013 I became obsessed with...
    Gonjah Gonjah 36-40, M Aug 15

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    So I've been having issues with one of my alters lately. I'm not at all in touch with her really, or I guess co-conscious is the right word to use, I wouldn't know about her if...
    shell17 shell17 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm bored so I thought I'd make up this poem that probably only makes sense in my head. Don't worry the medication will probably kick in soon. Lol In this present we live full of...
    bribri9west bribri9west 31-35, M Aug 17

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    I hate the idea of it. I really do. And if I decided to go off them again... well withdrawal was a ***** last time and the dose wasn't even that high. I think it would make it...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 21

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    Another awesome horror movie: savaged About a mute girl who got abused and killed.. Was resurrected and u know what she does next.. Simple story but great acting really got me...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    So i think i have committed a big mistake, i once had hope that expressing my feelings and thoughts to the people around me (my parents, Family mostly) would make an improvement in...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    So i think i have committed a big mistake, i once had hope that expressing my feelings and thoughts to the people around me (my parents, Family mostly) would make an improvement in...