Classifying speech into normal and disordered is more problematic than it first seems. By a strict classification, only 5% to 10% of the population has a completely normal manner of speaking (with respect to all parameters) and healthy voice. All others suffer from one disorder or another.
In many cases the cause is unknown. However, there are various known causes of speech impediments, such as hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury, intellectual disability, drug abuse, physical impairments such as Cleft lip and palate, and vocal abuse or misuse. Child abuse may also be a cause in some cases.
Suffering from a speech disorder can have negative social effects, especially among young children. Those with a speech disorder can be targets of bullying because of their disorder. The bullying can result in decreased self-esteem. Later in life, bullying is experienced less by a general population, as people become more understanding as they age.
Speach impediments and unclear speech often improve markedly with Ring Muscles exercises, as do nervous tics, compulsive motions, and muscle spasms. It is evident that as an individual’s physical condition improves, his or her mental and emotional condition improves as well. Children, teenagers, and adults have all reported achieving improved powers of concentration.
As a result of Ring Muscles exercises, they become able to cope more successfully with both mental and physical tasks.