Speech Disfluency: A "breaking" Voice

Even since the 8th grade, I've noticed that my voice has... "broken." "What does she even mean?" is what you're asking, am I right? Well, it's... when I speak, my voice will just randomly stop and literally break mid-sentence. It will sound as if something was caught in my throat and I just have to stop speaking. It can happen at any time, and it's very common with me. I do tend to stutter every now and then, but not nearly as much as when my voice will break.

Just to clarify, it has nothing to do with puberty. I'm about to turn 20 in a day from now; I'm past that. I can trace this to, like I had mentioned earlier, 8th grade. I became secluded and shy then, due to certain events. Even though I have moved on from those things, I am still being affected by the aftermath, and it shows in my speech.

This semester, in college, I am taking a public speaking class. Hopefully, this will help me overcome my impediment. Wish me luck, and good luck to all who suffer from any form of speech impediment as well! ^___^
Destati Destati
22-25, F
Jan 14, 2013