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Melodrama has failed Tom as an effective medium for cultural communication amongst his stage audience, and functions to sensitise the theatre audience to the frustrations of an aphonic speech disability.
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.
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.
Physical examination revealed an aphonic, whispering voice with no evidence of respiratory compromise.