Back to School offer includes financial assistance

This school year SpeechEasy wants to help increase your fluency so you can reach your goals and ambitions, both now and in the future. Our Back to School offer includes financial assistance to help get an evaluation by a SpeechEasy Provider and special pricing on the most popular SpeechEasy models preferred by students. The total offer is worth hundreds of dollars and designed for students who are ready to take charge of their speech.

Our clients tell us that their improved performance in school is directly related to how much more fluency they are when using SpeechEasy.

In addition to the financial assistance we have a special low down payment and interest-free payment plan made just for this Back to School promotion.

The Back to School offer begins July 7th and ends October 31st so please don’t wait. The first step is making an appointment with a Speecheasy Provider. Obtain the special evaluation rebate form from us by requesting it through our website or contacting us directly.

 

New Chicago Provider, not so new

Recently, we were delighted to add Tracy Kunce, CCC-SLP as a Provider in the greater Chicago area. When SpeechEasy was first introduced in 2001, Tracy was one of our very first SpeechEasy Providers – and since being away for a few years, she has decided to rejoin our family of Providers.

Last month Tracy renewed her certification with us – and she’s now once again available and ready to see clients.

Here is her contact information if you are interested in setting up an appointment with Tracy.

1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173

(847) 397-6906

tkunce18@msn.com 

 

SpeechEasy special pricing offer ends June 30th

The Let’s Talk Fluency special offer of 15% off our most popular SpeechEasy model- the Comfort Fit, has been in effect since March 1st and will end on June 30th.  There’s no coupon or survey to take in order to receive this special pricing and save, but time is of the essence. SpeechEasy Providers schedules are filling up so please act now.

If you need assistance in making an appointment please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

 

SpeechEasy client video shows the difference in fluency

Recently, SpeechEasy client Lee Warner answered a few questions with and without his SpeechEasy. This short video shows what a difference SpeechEasy makes.

 

SpeechEasy special pricing ends June 30th

Remember – the Let’s Talk Fluency special offer of 15% off our most popular SpeechEasy model, the Comfort Fit, will be ending on June 30th. There’s no coupon or survey to take in order to receive this special pricing and save. All you need to do is set up your appointment with a SpeechEasy Provider to begin the process and see for yourself how SpeechEasy can help.

Many SpeechEasy Providers become busier during the summer months so we encourage you to schedule appointments soon. If you need assistance in making an appointment with a SpeechEasy Provider, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

 

Free FluencyCoach app gains users

Our FluencyCoach software continues to gain popularity among people who stutter, speech pathologists and patients with Parkinson’s disease. The software has become a great tool that allows for an easy trial of the fluency-enhancing effects of SpeechEasy.

The software allows the user to try different DAF and FAF settings, record the results and hear their own fluency changes. Presently, 60 -100 people per week are downloading the app and many others are using the online version that can be found at www.fluencycoach.com.

Give it a try!

 

Parkinson’s client shares her experience with SpeechEasy

Take a moment to check out the video below of a Parkinson’s client shared using SpeechEasy to help improve her speech.

SpeechEasy special pricing offer continues through June 30th

The Let’s Talk Fluency special offer of 15% off our most popular SpeechEasy model- the Comfort Fit, has been in effect since March 1st and will continue through June 30th. There’s no coupon or survey to take in order to receive this special pricing and save.

If you need assistance in making an appointment with a SpeechEasy Provider in order to get the process started, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

 

SpeechEasy presents at Texas and NC Speech Hearing and Language Conference

In March and April our Clinical Services Manager presented SpeechEasy at the Texas (TXSHA) and North Carolina (NCSHLA) professional conferences attended by Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The Texas convention was held in Houston and attended by over 5000 speech and hearing professionals.

The North Carolina convention was held in Raleigh NC. A SpeechEasy owner was able to attend the educational session and share his story with the Speech Pathologists in attendance.

We continue our efforts in trying to spread the word about SpeechEasy and its effectiveness through these presentations to professionals.

 

News released about SpeechEasy for Parkinson’s

Recently we released an announcement about how SpeechEasy can be used to treat certain symptoms of speech related issues associated with Parkinson’s disease. If you would like to read the complete news release click here and feel free to forward to someone you may know.

People with Parkinson’s disease now have a tool to help them communicate more fluently.

Janus Development Group Inc. is marketing and distributing the SpeechEasy anti-stuttering device, developed at East Carolina University, to people with the neurological disease to assist them with speech.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological and progressive disease which affects men and women, but more typically men. Among the signs of Parkinson’s are decreased speech volume, repetitive speech and an overall decrease in speech intelligibility.

Studies have shown that the use of an auditory delay and/or a change in pitch can help increase the intelligibility of speech in those with Parkinson’s disease. SpeechEasy uses both of these components in a small, discreet device worn in one ear of the client.

According to a small study at Rush University in Chicago in which Parkinson’s patients wore a SpeechEasy device, participants saw an increase in their intelligibility and a decrease in the repetitive speech, or palilalia, they exhibited. The Michael J. Fox foundation funded a second study with a larger number of participants.

SpeechEasy for this population is being marketed as SpeechEasyPD and is available nationwide.
“This announcement represents our continuing efforts to provide a proven assistive device to improve the lives of those with communication challenges,” said Alan Newton, president of Greenville-based Janus Development. “Over the years, we have seen how SpeechEasy has assisted thousands of people who stutter to achieve their goals by improving their fluency and confidence. We foresee SpeechEasyPD being able to do the same for the segment of the Parkinson’s population that is experiencing speech intelligibility challenges.”

SpeechEasyPD is a division of Janus Development Group that developed and markets a portable fluency-enhancing device that fits in or behind the ear and can help people who stutter to speak more fluently. SpeechEasy is a synthesis of miniaturized hardware, cutting-edge digital technology and advanced algorithms that provide customized, fluency-enhancing delayed auditory feedback and frequency-altered feedback recreating a natural phenomenon known as the “choral-effect.”

The choral effect occurs when a person’s repetitive speech is dramatically reduced or even eliminated when they speak or sing in unison with others. The choral effect has been well-documented for decades but has only recently been scientifically recreated in a small, wearable device that can be used every day.

The SpeechEasy was developed by Drs. Joseph Kalinowski and Andrew Stuart, faculty members at the East Carolina University College of Allied Health Sciences, and by Dr. Michael Rastatter, chair of communication sciences and disorders who is now retired.