Date of Defense
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Dr. John Hanley
Pre- and post-speech measurements were taken from one subject receiving a tongue piercing. These data were obtained through a reading of the Grandfather passage, administration of the Fisher-Logemann Test of Articulation Competence, and diadokokinetic syllable production. No objective changes in the participant's speech were documented. However, several subjective findings were noted. Investigator observations included observation of a momentary hesitation before several words and a prolonged /s/ phoneme during production of consonant blends such as /sk/. Participant observations included difficulty producing the /k\// syllable during diadokokinetic testing, a need to "think" before production of some words, and an occasional impedance of speech production secondary to the position of the barbell in the mouth.
Bremer, Melanie, "Tongue Piercing and Articulation" (2001). Honors Theses. 2125.
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