Speaking with an electronic speech aid
This method employs an electronic device to produce a sound for speaking. The device is held against the cheek, chin or neck, where it generates sound vibrations which are transmitted to the air in the mouth and throat, where they can be used for speaking.
Once a suitable contact point has been found on the soft parts of the throat for the device, learning this substitute voice is possible quite quickly and without complications. In the course of speech therapy, the length of utterances, intonations and handling of the device are practised and adjusted individually.
Advantages with the electronic speech aid
- Quickly learned
- Individually adjustable
- Long period of phonation