aphonic


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  • adj

Synonyms for aphonic

lacking the power or faculty of speech

Synonyms for aphonic

being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech

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Predictably, these patients are typically tetraplegic, aphonic, and anarthric.
Hoarseness is the heralding symptom of laryngeal papillomatosis, although some children do not present until they have become completely aphonic or have developed a life-threatening airway obstruction.
With anarthric or aphonic patients, asking yes/no questions, avoiding questions with multiple-choice answers, and using alphabet boards or devices, such as speaking dictionaries, may help with communication.
Physical examination revealed an aphonic, whispering voice with no evidence of respiratory compromise.
During the more recent URI, he had been aphonic for 1 day.