houston - She is Texan through and through, but that would not tell you if you Lisa Alamia hears. Since she had surgery on her jaw, she speaks with a British accent.
'I did it myself in the eye,' she told the local TV station KTRK. 'My husband pointed out that I talked differently. According to my surgeon was a physical consequence of the operation and it will disappear after a while. '
However, several months later, Lisa still spoke with a British accent, and she sought help from a neurologist. Which concluded that the woman suffers from the extremely rare 'foreign accent syndrome' where people speak after trauma or stroke suddenly with a foreign accent. In some cases, however, there is no obvious cause.
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There are only a hundred known cases in the last hundred years. Recently, an Italian man with the syndrome in the news. He only speaks since he sustained brain damage just exaggerated French.
Lisa now get voice lessons to regain her old voice again. That helps, but if she ever gets back her old accent she does not know. But they do not mind. 'The accent does not define who I am. I'm still the same person as before the operation. I just talk differently, 'she tells KTRK.