Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Client Testimonial

SpeechEasy can change lives. Here a mother shares her son’s experience with the device on SpeechEasy’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpeechEasy:
I rarely post anything personal on facebook. Yet something happened yesterday,
that for me, was a miracle. Many of you know that my dear son, Nicholas, has a
very pronounced stutter. Making everything he encounters a struggle. From a
simple phone call to a job interview is impacted. I have watched him over the
years put up with, well meaning people, that try to finish his sentences.
Individuals and friends that simple turn their attention away as he attempts to
get the words out. Yet, he never stops trying to speak. He bravely wants to work
with the public. His courage and humor over the years has been inspiring
Thankfully the people that love him just wait for the words to come forth. One
of his dearest friends once said that Nick doesn’t stutter, he is just
buffering. He has so much to share yet it is tempered by finding words he thinks
he can say.
Sooooo, (I know, long intro) we went to a speech Pathologist
yesterday that fitted Nick with a device (worn like a hearing aid). He picked up
a piece of paper and started to read it out loud. There was no hesitation, no
stutter…his eyes opened wide as we sat looking at each other. Incredulous of
what was happening. He put the paper down and started to speak to me. Words
flooding the room. I have never heard my son (now 28) speak like this. His face
lite up as he continued and continued. My eyes of course filling with tears. He
even made a telephone call. Lasted six minutes. You see, in stuttering time, it
is a million years. Had to smile when the test device had to be removed. He did
not want to let it go. His own device will be delivered in 2 weeks. His first
call will be to his sister, Anna. He said that she has never heard him speak
without a stutter. I think we both shed a tear. His life is forever