Living WellBy PN: Paraplegia News, Vol. 57, No. 10, p. 49
Publication Date: October 2003
Article discusses techniques and devices that can improve communication. The author contends that communication impediments can stem from language differences among regions, generations, or work groups that develop their own lingo. Accents, disease, or physical or emotional challenges can add another level of complexity. The ChatterVox is recommended for people who have had esophageal surgery, or a disease such as multiple sclerosis. The device is a compact personal voice-amplification system for people with low-volume speech. A microphone is worn near the user’s mouth, and a small speaker is worn around the waist. The ChatterVox can give the user a 15-decibel volume boost. Amplified telephones are also recommended, as they can increase the user’s voice to 15 decibels louder.
Assistive Products Discussed: CHATTERVOX
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Paralyzed Veterans of America (Web Site: http://www.pva.org )