Devices Offering Great Solutions (DOGS)
Tools to make your voice louder
About Voice Amplifiers
Amplifiers help people hear what you are saying. They usually have two parts: a microphone and a speaker. These may be handheld or wearable devices. A voice amplifier can be helpful if your disability makes it hard to project your voice loudly. This device might reduce fatigue and strain on your vocal cords.
What kinds of voice amplifiers are there?
Wearable Voice Amplifiers
Wearable amplifiers have two parts: a microphone and a speaker. The microphone might be clipped to your clothing or worn as a headset. The speaker is worn around the neck or clipped to your belt. They are available from companies like VoiceAid, Zygo and Chattervox.
In-Line Telephone Amplifiers
This device is to make your voice louder over the phone. It connects between the receiver and the base of a landline telephone. For more telephone amplification options, see the article about telephone equipment.
How can I find out what’s new?
Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:
- voice amplifier
- speech amplifier
- personal PA system
How do I find out more?
If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania, you can find your state’s AT program.
If you live in Pennsylvania:
- you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
- you might borrow this equipment to try out.
Are these in Pennsylvania’s AT Lending Library?