u. permanent loss of the ability to vocalize, resulting from disease, damage to the larynx, or certain types of psychological disturbance (see motor conversion symptoms). See also mutism.

APHONIA: "A person with aphonia is unable to speak, but may be able to accurately comprehend language. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APHONIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aphonia/ (accessed September 27, 2020).