Whether you know it or not, you have an accent. In fact, everyone speaks with an accent. You may speak English with an accent from a different region of the United States. You may also speak English with an accent because English is not your first language. In our world today, people regularly move from state-to-state and country-to-country — and bring their accents with them.
Your accent can help give someone a clue as to where you’re from – or at least where you’ve spent time living. However, accents can sometimes adversely affect communication. If you’ve been told you have an accent, you may have faced the following difficulties:
- People not understanding you
- Avoiding social interaction with people you don’t know or who may not understand you
- Frustration from having to regularly repeat yourself
- People focusing more on your accent than on what you are saying
Such communication barriers can affect your job, education, and everyday life. For these reasons and more, you may want to work with a specialist to help modify your accent.
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World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.