Speech : Speech

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A wise man once said, “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” Our experiences with communication and the relationships we build because of it is due to the intricate mechanisms of speech and how it is produced. Although the structures involved in the production of speech are designed for biological purposes, humans have learned that speech is an overlaid function. The process of communication involves the parts of the brain accountable for speech in a receptive and expressive manner known as the Speech Chain. There are three essential and inextricable mechanisms responsible for the production of speech: respiration, phonation, and articulation.
First and foremost, the respiratory system’s primary function is to provide the exchange of gases between humans and the environment through the process of inspiration and expiration in order to maintain cell metabolism. The organs of the respiratory system are located in the thoracic (lower respiratory tract) and the cranial and cervical regions (upper respiratory tract). The lower respiratory tract is comprised of the lungs and trachea. The upper respiratory tract encompasses the nasal, oral, and pharyngeal cavities. The secondary role of the respiratory system…

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