The Effect of Auditory Masking on the Fluency of Normal Speakers The effect of masking noise on the disfluency frequency of 20 adult nonstutterers was investigated. The majority of the subjects became more fluent under this condition. This suggests that an increase in fluency when speaking in the presence of masking noise does not differentiate stutterers from normal speakers. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1972
The Effect of Auditory Masking on the Fluency of Normal Speakers
 
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  • Franklin H. Silverman
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • Marjorie Tylke Goodban
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1972
The Effect of Auditory Masking on the Fluency of Normal Speakers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1972, Vol. 15, 543-546. doi:10.1044/jshr.1503.543
History: Received June 11, 1971
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1972, Vol. 15, 543-546. doi:10.1044/jshr.1503.543
History: Received June 11, 1971

The effect of masking noise on the disfluency frequency of 20 adult nonstutterers was investigated. The majority of the subjects became more fluent under this condition. This suggests that an increase in fluency when speaking in the presence of masking noise does not differentiate stutterers from normal speakers.

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