Aphonia Law and Legal Definition

Aphonia is the loss of power of articulate speech. This results because of defective conditions of some vocal organs. In some people, it can be incomplete. Such people can talk in a whisper. Aphonia is different from congenital inability to speak. It is also distinguished from temporary loss of voice through extreme hoarseness or minor affections of the vocal cord. Aphonia can also be a result of various psychological causes, such as hysteria.