Speech Disorders

Speech is the process of producing specific sounds that convey meaning to the listener. A speech disorder refers to the conditions in which an individual has problems in creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. The act of speaking requires the specific coordination of multiple body parts, including the brain, neck, chest, and abdomen.

Speech disorders can affects both adults and children. Many children will experience a temporary delay in speech and language development. Most will eventually catch up. Others will continue to have difficulty with communication development. 

Causes of speech disorders include:

Brain damage due to a stroke or head injury
Muscle weakness
Damaged vocal cords
A degenerative diseases
Cancer that affects the mouth or throat
Down syndrome
Hearing loss


  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Articulation disorders
  • Receptive disorders
  • Autism-related speech disorders
  • Resonance disorders
  • Selective mutism
  • Dysarthria
  • Diagnosis and Speech Therapy

Market Analysis: The speech disorder market is predicted to increase as a result of key driving factors such as rising neurological disorders, rising birth rates of speech abnormalities, and rising speech disorder services. Growing technology advancements are predicted to provide new approaches, goods, and services to treat speech impairments, giving the market room to expand. For the projection period of 2021-2028, the speech impairment market would grow at a CAGR of roughly 3.81 percent. The rising prevalence of brain injuries, tumours, and Parkinson's diseases, as well as increased focus on medical device research and development and adoption of advanced healthcare technologies, as well as rising expenditure on healthcare infrastructure development, particularly in developing economies, are all contributing to the growth of the speech impairment market. The market for speech disorders is divided into three categories: category, patient type, and service provider. The market is divided into apraxia, cluttering, dysarthria, neurological speech problem, and others based on kind.

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