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Woman who permanently has a tracheostomy tube in her neck shows what her hiccups sound like

Jake Massey

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Woman who permanently has a tracheostomy tube in her neck shows what her hiccups sound like

A woman with a tracheostomy has shared a clip of what it sounds like when she hiccups - and it's really quite something. Check it out here (be warned though, she just might make you jump):

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Alii Robinson has a lifelong tracheostomy due to a rare congenital condition called Pierre Robin Syndrome, characterised by an underdeveloped jaw, backward displacement of the tongue and upper airway obstruction.

Alii's jaw was underdeveloped from birth, and her upper airway was unable to grow, which meant that she was unable to breathe if she was on her back.

In the end, she had to be given an emergency tracheostomy which saved her life, and now she uses her social media platforms to share her experiences with her condition and her tracheostomy.

However, while the majority of the 30-year-old's videos are informative, one rather amusing clips has gone viral.

In the video - posted on TikTok - Alii caught a hiccup on camera for the first time, and I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't that.

Like any of us, she was taken off-guard by the hiccup, but instead of the usual little sound, she let out a strange sort of mini yell.

"When I have hiccups, I don't have normal hiccups," she said in the video, just as one presented itself, right on cue.

She was taken off-guard. We were taken off-guard. Everyone was taken off-guard. Credit: TikTok/@littlesilvertube
She was taken off-guard. We were taken off-guard. Everyone was taken off-guard. Credit: TikTok/@littlesilvertube

"There you go," she continued. "They don't sound like normal hiccups, they're really weird.

"Obviously I can't make it happen - it just happens, like it did then - but yeah, I thought I'd just share with you the weirdness of my hiccups."

Captioning the clip, she wrote: "Hahahaha!! My hiccups are so strange. This is the first time I've caught it on camera."

The video has amassed 1.7 million views since it was posted last week.

Commenting on the clip, one person said: "That caught me SO off guard. I was NOT prepared."

Another wrote: "I started yawning then the hiccup scared it away."

It's not clear, though, if the tracheostomy is the cause of the bizarre hiccup, as it turns out lots of people have similar hiccups.

One person commented: "Omg that's exactly how mine are! They actually end up making my ribs hurt so bad after a while. lol"

Another added: "My hiccups are exactly like this. And I don't have a trach. I get bullied for it in my house. It's hilarious."

While another wrote: "Mine are like that too - I don't have a trach so there's no excuse."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@littlesilvertube

Topics: Viral, Weird, TikTok

Jake Massey
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