While there are a variety of reasons that a stutter can develop in a person, the specific effects of the stutter can vary greatly among the affected. In most cases, different types of stutters find impediments when using specific words or sounds. Understanding whether it’s a vowel sound or consonant that can cause you to trip up can help you direct your treatment towards your impediment. Once you’ve pinpointed the sound you can then use stuttering assistance products such as delayed auditory feedback devices to help you overcome that stutter.

Vowel Sounds

Vowels are a pivotal piece of speech. The placement of a vowel in a word can affect how the word is pronounced. However, as they are major factors in the sound of a word, vowels can cause stuttering to increase. This is especially true in words that begin with vowels. These words may cause you to get stuck on the laryngeal closure. This closure is also known as the glottal stop **is generally used to build up air pressure to pronounce the beginning of the vowel sound.  Furthermore, the inability to produce the required air pressure to make the correct sound is seen as the contributing factor to a vowel stutter. This in turn generally leads to the use of alternative words, sounds, or even to completely abandoning the use of the word rather than struggle. Generally, this specific type of stutter requires patience and the use of anti stuttering devices to overcome.


Much like vowels, the sounds resulting from carefully placed consonants in a word can cause stuttering to increase. Specific consonants across the board are regularly connected to stuttering. The letter ‘p’ for example is generally difficult for those with a stutter. This is due to the specific emphasis the letter can take on depending on the specific placement within a word. It can also be used to create sounds unlike the ‘p’ sound at all such as the ‘f’ sound in the word ‘phone’. This multi-use letter can be difficult to accurately pronounce on the average basis for someone suffering from a stutter. Using delayed auditory feedback devices you can slow the speech recognition allowing your voice to correctly pronounce the word.

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