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Benefits of Accent Reduction For Specific Professions

Health Professionals

In a medical setting, clear communication is critical, not only to prevent serious mistakes but also to ensure that patients and staff are able to understand each other.

Accent reduction has many benefits, including:

  • Better communication between patients, colleagues, and staff.
  • Elimination of mistakes arising from misunderstandings with regard to treatment, dosages, and instructions.
  • Enhanced confidence between patient and professional.
  • More efficient use of time when patients do not have to ask for information to be repeated.
  • More effective presentations in meetings.

Educational Field

Many professors in American universities are non-native speakers of English. While they are respected experts in their fields, their expertise may not be recognized when students and colleagues have difficulty understanding them.

Accent reduction has many benefits for educators, including:

  • More clear communication in lectures, helping students grasp the material more quickly and more thoroughly.
  • More interaction between professors when students are not perceiving a language barrier.
  • More efficient and effective use of time when students do not need to ask for material to be repeated.

Business Environment

In the competitive world of business, it is important for employers and employees at every level to be able to communicate clearly in English.

The many benefits of accent reduction include:

  • Reduced misunderstandings between employees, and between employees and supervisors.
  • Increased sales on the phone and in the field when salespeople can be clearly understood.
  • Better communication in meetings and presentations.
  • Business can be conducted more quickly and efficiently.
  • Greater likelihood of repeat business from clients and customers.

Attorneys

Good communication with clients and in court is a critical element of an attorney’s work. With accent reduction, non-native speakers or English speakers with regional accents can achieve:

  • Improved communication with diverse clients.
  • Better presentations in court.
  • Being understood more easily on the phone and in meetings.
  • Increased confidence level between attorney and clients

Actors

Actors can benefit significantly from accent reduction. Benefits include:

  • Being considered for a wider variety of roles.
  • More confidence going on auditions.
  • Better communication with directors and production crews.