Sunday, June 26, 2016
Woman Gets British Accent After Surgery
A Houston-area woman's accent sounds quite different since she underwent jaw surgery in December, doctors say she might have neurological condition called foreign accent syndrome. Lisa Alamia's accent swings beteen various British accents and a faint Australian twang. Foreign accent syndrome is a rare medical condition that results from trauma or an injury to the area of brain that controls speech. The cause is often unknown, but it has been linked to strokes, head injuries and psychiatric conditions, speech therapy can help patients restore their usual accent. Alamia says she knows some people are skeptical and hopes to have her true accent back soon.