SpeechEasy In-the-Ear Device:
This fluency device is specifically designed for older children and adults. The device, developed by Janus Development, is helpful for some people who stutter. Some providers do fit young children; however, Dr. Ramig and Associates will consider this device only for those children who are older. Dr. Ramig and Associates and Darrell Dodge are the only professionals certified to fit the device within the state of Colorado. To determine the extent of fluency enhancement, the individual must be evaluated using specific computer software. The cost for an evaluation is $300-$400. Additionally, the price range of the device ranges from about $4700 to $5100. Efficacy-related research on this device has been conducted by Ellis, Finan, & Ramig; Pollard & Ramig and Ramig, Ellis, Pollard & Finan.
As stated above, the SpeechEasy is not effective for everyone; however, the device appears to be most effective for people with a basic understanding of their stuttering and who have completed, or are willing to complete a comprehensive speech therapy program. To ensure optimal outcomes, client evaluations and fittings for SpeechEasy devices are only conducted by state-licensed, ASHA-certified SLPs who have completed an additional SpeechEasy certification program.
For more detailed information regarding the Speech Easy Fluency device, please refer to: www.SpeechEasy.com