Puberphonia :(

 I have one of the rare cases of female Puberphonia. It's always been hard for me to give class presentations (people would laugh. This dates to the 5th grade back in 2000 and 2001) or read aloud (Last semester, my college professor had me read aloud and this stupid ***** laughed all the way through my reading, and the professor didn't even reprimand her or anything). I try not to speak to the people whom I know will laugh if I do. Or if I have to conversate with them, I try to talk quietly. Most people don't react to my voice, but the few who do are very ignorant and unfortunately, I have to come in contact with them every time I go to class. No one could figure out why my voice, which was supposed to mature years ago, sounds so juvenille, until a 22-year-old woman, who was also suffering from this, emailed me and told me what the condition is called. I thank her because if it wasn't for her, I'd probably never have a sensible explanation for why my voice sounds this way. "Some people are different" is the usual reponse I got from people when I asked them why did they think I sounded like that. That didn't sit well with me.

I heard that Puberphonia is cured through speech therapy so I'm going to try to find a speech therapist somewhere in this area. But so much stuff costs a fortune these days so I don't know. But for now, I guess I'm going to have to live with it and prepare for some hurtful reactions from people everytime I speak.  Oh well.

Sasquatch1990 Sasquatch1990
26-30, F
Feb 28, 2009