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Old 05-10-2007, 07:46 AM   #1
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Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

Hi everyone.. I don't know what board to post this on, so I thought I would put it here. I have a very low voice and it's driving me crazy. Alot of time I don't talk to people because usually they can't hear me. I went out with a guy last week and we went to a noisy bar, he was talking to me and I found myself just nodding and smiling because I knew he wouldn't be able to hear me.

Anyway, my question is how can I make my voice louder? I have become sorta anti-social because of this, and I want to change. Could a speech therapist help me? A vocal coach for singing? Or is it just who I am and I'm stuck with it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

Excellent question, I am in the same boat as you, so you're not alone. Unforunately I have no advice as I always thought it was part of who I am and I couldn't change it.

Hopefully there will be some positive insight here

 
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

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Excellent question, I am in the same boat as you, so you're not alone. Unforunately I have no advice as I always thought it was part of who I am and I couldn't change it.

Hopefully there will be some positive insight here
Hi Prakas, I'm so glad to see that I'm not alone. I'm pretty sure there is a way to change how your voice is, but I'm not sure what direction to go in, so hopefully someone will be able to help us.

 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:29 AM   #4
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

Do you smoke? I also have a very low voice and am embarrassed by it. I've quit smoking for 36 days now and I can already hear an improvement in my voice! I'm consciously trying to remember to talk a little higher. My tonsils are no longer as sore and inflamed as when I smoked. I'm a woman and it is so embarrassing on the phone when people think they are talking to a man! LOL

 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

Not a smoker and never have been... My lungs should be the pinkest lungs around. I guess I'm wondering where to go to try to fix this.. whether a speech therapist, or a vocal coach or what....

 
Old 05-10-2007, 09:38 AM   #6
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

no, not a smoker, never have been.

good to hear your improving fibrana

 
Old 05-10-2007, 10:38 AM   #7
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

Maybe this is just the way our voices are supposed to be, I don't know. I blame it on smoking, however I have friends who have smoked longer than me and they still have high voices. ??? Who knows! LOL

At least we don't have those terrible "high-pitched" squeaky voices! LMAO

 
Old 05-11-2007, 02:03 AM   #8
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Re: Low voice, nobody can hear me, making me anti-social

Yes, a Speech Pathologist may be able to help you! If you live in a city with a university that has a Speech/Language Pathology program (or it may be called Communicative Disorders) they will have a clinic where you can be evaluated and treated, (if they agree there is a problem) for a lower cost than a private therapist. Or if you live in a bigger city there may be a Speech Pathologist that specializes in this kind of work-- they work with actors on accents and lowering and raising pitch etc. Good luck in whatever you decide!

 
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