The Use of the Portable Voice Masker in Stuttering Therapy The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a portable voice masker used as an adjunct to stuttering therapy. Eight high-school and three adult stutterers undergoing intensive six-week summer therapy at the Central Michigan University Speech Clinic served as subjects. It was noticed that, when using the ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   May 01, 1971
The Use of the Portable Voice Masker in Stuttering Therapy
 
Author Notes
Article Information
Voice Disorders
Case Reports   |   May 01, 1971
The Use of the Portable Voice Masker in Stuttering Therapy
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1971, Vol. 36, 287-289. doi:10.1044/jshd.3602.287
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1971, Vol. 36, 287-289. doi:10.1044/jshd.3602.287

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a portable voice masker used as an adjunct to stuttering therapy. Eight high-school and three adult stutterers undergoing intensive six-week summer therapy at the Central Michigan University Speech Clinic served as subjects. It was noticed that, when using the masker, a stutterer could often succeed in stopping a stuttering tremor and make a smooth, forceful transition to the next sound. The stutterers were trained to shift their monitoring set from auditory to tactual and proprioceptive channels in order to become aware of this phenomenon. At no time did a stutterer obtain stutter-free speech; however, the severity of his blocks was significantly reduced. The results indicate that the portable voice masker can be employed as a useful adjunct to stuttering therapy.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access