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    Question DS talks loudly all the time.

    DS is 7 next month and talks at a loud volume, all the time. As in, when ever he talks the volume is always higher than any other child. (He also talks non-stop but that's a different issue.) He's had his hearing tested when he was a newborn, when he was 2.5 and about a year ago by audiology students who came to his school. (He has had a severe speech delay hence the hearing tests.)

    Has anyone experienced anything like this? It's driving us insane! My day is constantly punctuated by telling him to talk more quietly. After the 15th time I tend to get a bit short tempered.

    Experiences anyone?

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    Is it normal in your family to talk loudly? Not meaning to be rude but some folks are just loud (my family) and that drives DH nuts. Now my girls also talk really loudly....



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    Oh my you have just described my 7 1/2 DS (including the non stop talking!). We had an auditory processing assessment which came back clear except he doesn't like background noise which personally I find quite normal as I can't stand it either and nor can DH. He also had a hearing test as he failed the school test but it turned out he had an ear infection during the school test and passed the second test fine.

    I am finding him in general to be a complete handful! Between the loud talking/yelling, non stop talking, jumping around everywhere, I could go on. He is driving me beyond insane!

    Sorry not really helpful

    ETA: I sometimes talk loudly without meaning to so others tell me, when I get a bit worked or passionate about a topic I tend to get loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Is it normal in your family to talk loudly? Not meaning to be rude but some folks are just loud (my family) and that drives DH nuts. Now my girls also talk really loudly....
    That's ok.
    I don't think we talk loudly.
    What I'm thinking is that for some reason his hearing tests haven't picked up a hearing issue which may have started the speech delay.

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    I would definitely recommend another hearing test. Does he respond if you speak to him from behind/in another room?

    Otherwise, you might just have a loud kid on your hands...

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    My sister is VERY loud. We call her foghorn. Forever saying "quieten down foghorn" to her and she is 26! Hearing is fine she's just so dang loud.

    Her kids are exactly the same now

    God help us all.

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    I don't have any useful suggestions, but I have come across quite a few students (high school kids) like this. The couple in particular I'm thinking of atm just don't seem to realise how loudly they're talking. Hearing appears to be fine, but they have to really concentrate in order to keep their volume low. As soon as they're not focusing on that, volume goes RIGHT up again.

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    Yeah I think some people are just like this - thinking of one of DH's friends in particular. Hate him coming round after kids are in bed as he just can't keep his volume down

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    Im a very loud talker. Have been all my life id say...ive always liked being the center of attention. Got worse from years of working in loud kitchens and having to speak load to be heard. Now i work in a much quieter kitchen and i really have to concentrate to talk softer.

    Some people are just loud talkers


 

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