Talk-Aid, Voice Amplifer for 'low' talkers
"Several times in assessing learners for AAC devices, I have come across people that have very low volume, but they *can* talk (like Brian, above). Let me assure you, as I do the caregivers of such people: Nothing, I repeat, nothing will be as efficient and usable as their natural voice. We just need to get it louder! That's all. No AAC. No learning curve. No device maintenance. No software vocabulary building. Just their own voice.....LOUDER <grin>. Great for speech therapy, also!" RJ
From Kati C. of NJ, SLP:
"As a speech pathologist, I am always looking for new ideas and technologies to improve the speech and language of my students. I have found that the Talk-Aid is invaluable in helping students increase volume during conversations and group discussions. Those students using the Talk-Aid appear more confident when speaking, and in some students, I have even noticed improved fluency when using the device!
"The Talk-Aid is a popular item in the classroom. It is fun and easy to use. In fact, even those students who do not require the extra assistance of amplified speech frequently ask for a turn using the device."
My Waistband Amplifier is a slick, over-the-ears, performer-type microphone (*very* lightweight), into a battery-operated all-in-one amplifier. And it's quite sufficiently loud! It comes with a fanny pack waistband and weighs only . It comes with 6 AA batteries (you can replace with rechargeable, and can be recharged right in the unit!). Comes with tie-clip mike as well as one pictured above. Also includes charger! Volume dial is on the amplifier.
This is a perfect amplifier for conference, classroom, field trip, tourist guide ,church, auctioneers, campaign... wherever you need be heard easily, this waist band amplifier comes with a up to 48" long band. The whole package includes two microphones, one is headset microphone, the other is a la Valier microphone. The AC adaptor makes it a perfect rechargeable system for Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Even you can use the system as a charger for AA 1.2V rechargeable batteries. It takes 6 pieces AA batteries to run the system.
- Max Power output: 6W
- Distortion factor: 5% Max ( at 2Watt output)
- Frequency response: 100 Hz --- 10KHz +- 3dB
- Weight: 14.2 oz (w/batteries)
- Product dimensions: 5" x 3" x 1.5"