- Category: Research
- Published: Friday, 30 April 2010 19:04
- Written by Lisa Wilder
This article first appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of the CSA Newsletter.
I am a lifelong PWS who became interested in the Speecheasy device a couple years ago.
This device is an “auditory feedback” aid that fits on or in the ear like a hearing aid and reduces stuttering in some people. Most people who stutter have probably heard of this but may not be sure if they can benefit from it and afford it.
First of all, I had to be tested to be sure that I would benefit from the technique. During the test my stuttering reduced considerably while I spoke with the device that fed my own voice back into my ear with a slight delay effect. Because of the positive results in the test situation, I decided to go ahead with it, and was fitted for the device.