Are there alternative treatments for stuttering?

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As part of a speech therapy program, it is important to foster a supportive and calm environment to help a person who stutters. In addition to speech therapy, some doctors recommend the use of an electronic device, placed in the ear that trains the person to speak more slowly. Another type of hearing device allows the person to hear their own speech and monitor it. It's not clear how effective this treatment is compared to other therapies.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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