Some neurological conditions, such as Motor Neurone Disease, may sadly lead to you losing your voice altogether. The following options may be for you if you are worried you will lose your voice:
Voice banking allows a person to record a set list of phrases with their own voice, while it is strong enough to do so. This recording is then made into a personal synthetic voice which can be used on a communication aid, which allows you to keep your own voice rather than having to use a computer generated one. Often people see voice banking as ‘insurance’ just in case they lose their voice. An infinite number of sentences and phrases can be made with the synthetic voice. Voice banking is not a complex process and can be done in your own home, as long as you have a quiet room. I can assist you with choosing a voice banking service, setting up your equipment and making recordings. I can also help you with choosing a communication aid or app to use your voice on.
Message banking is a process that allows a person to record particular phrases in their own natural voice that they may say on a regular basis, such as ‘Hello’ or ‘I love you’. It can also be used to record sounds unique to the person, such as their own laugh. Only the recordings that have been put in can be played back, unlike voice banking. I can help you set up and record your phrases, and put them onto your communication aid.