Sunday, March 9, 2008

SpeechEasy: A Cure Or False Hope?

A device used in the treatment of stuttering that is inserted in the ear and uses delayed auditory feedback has received coverage and attention over the past few years. The SpeechEasy works by recording and playing back your voice milliseconds after you speak. This simulates choral speaking, which can be a fluency inducing situation. This device often seems like a miracle fix to stuttering, but is shown to only have short term effects as the person habituates to the device. To watch a recent story from the TV show 20/20, click on this link:

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