Amplifiers help people hear what you are saying. They are usually made up of 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. Using this type of device might reduce fatigue and strain on your vocal cords.
What kinds of voice amplifiers are there?
Wearable Voice Amplifiers
Wearable amplifiers are made up of 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.
You can use an app to make your smart phone’s microphone send your voice to an external speaker, such as a Bluetooth speaker.