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Aphonia and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

There are some voice difficulties that are marked by making vocal sounds different from what they should normally be or by having problems pronouncing words properly. An example of this is dysarthria. There are other voice problems that are characterized by an impairment in your ability to produce vocal sounds with your vocal organs. An example of this is dysphonia. Aphonia literally means “no voice”. Aphonia is a condition in which you lose the ability to speak. It may involve a complete or partial loss of your voice. You may not be able to speak at all, or you may only be able to whisper. There are two main categories of aphonia. They are organic and functional. Organic aphonia results from some kind of infection, injury or disease like laryngeal or thyroid cancer. Functional aphonia is aphonia where there is no discernable physical cause for the condition. An example of this is hysterical aphonia. As just mentioned, aphonia may be caused by physical conditions like inflammation, disease, or injury. This includes: Aphonia may also be caused by psychological conditions. Examples of this are hysterical aphonia and selective mutism, which is a symptom of an anxiety disorder. There are several signs and symptoms that may be an indication of aphonia. Some of these include: You or a loved one may have some form of aphonia. Aphonia and/or complications resulting from it or other disorders that you have along with this condition may have brought about you or your loved one’s disability and not being able to work. As a result, you may need assistance. You may need financial help. You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by aphonia and/or complications resulting from it or other disorders that you have along with this condition. You or your loved one may have already done this and been turned down by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is considering reapplying or appealing the denial, there is an important fact to remember that you may not know about. The fact is that people who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer fighting for them.