Use of Exogenously Generated Speech Signals to Enhance Fluency in Persons Who Stutter
Case Number: TT0007
- Joseph Kalinowski, Ph.D.
- Michael Rastatter, Ph.D.
- Andrew Stuart, Ph.D.
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
Fluency enhancement in persons who stutter via a second “auditory” speech signal, which is not generated by the speaker himself, has been shown to enhance fluency. Experiments have shown that a simple sustained vowel on either a sustained or intermittent basis provides fluency enhancement. In fact, stuttering itself, if generated exogenously will induce fluency. Thus a hearing aid device, which will intermittently or continuously produce a voiced continuant sound, will be helpful for those who stutter.
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