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    Cool A voice at last

    Hello everyone,

    Today is a good day as my SALT delivered an iPad with predictable speech app. You may recall that I recorded my voice last January but the university hospital has not supplied a recording despite me and my salt nagging. As a backup I also recorded online with modeltalker and today for the first time, I am able to hear the sound of my own voice (boo they cried, we prefer you quiet). It is definitely me, albeit a little slow but discernible.

    I will now be occupied by typing and storing well used phrases like who's turn is it to buy the next round.

    Hope everyone is having a decent day as I wish to share my happiness with you all.

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    Hi Barry
    I like sharing a bit of happiness, thank you. Good days are always worth celebrating

    Wendy

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    Hi Barry,,, that's great news, it's always nice to hear a happy story ... You won't be off the thing now.. Good for you ..... Katrina X

    P.s. How did you get on with tens machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry52 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Today is a good day as my SALT delivered an iPad with predictable speech app. You may recall that I recorded my voice last January but the university hospital has not supplied a recording despite me and my salt nagging. As a backup I also recorded online with modeltalker and today for the first time, I am able to hear the sound of my own voice (boo they cried, we prefer you quiet). It is definitely me, albeit a little slow but discernible.

    I will now be occupied by typing and storing well used phrases like who's turn is it to buy the next round.

    Hope everyone is having a decent day as I wish to share my happiness with you all.

    Love
    Barry
    Hi Barry,

    Good to hear you have a voice at last,,I have forgotten what I sounded like,but thinking back I had a brummie accent so the family remember it well, if I had sounded like Anthony Hopkins or Richard Burton ,but alas more like Jasper Carrot, so no great loss I think.

    Regards
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry52 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Today is a good day as my SALT delivered an iPad with predictable speech app. You may recall that I recorded my voice last January but the university hospital has not supplied a recording despite me and my salt nagging. As a backup I also recorded online with modeltalker and today for the first time, I am able to hear the sound of my own voice (boo they cried, we prefer you quiet). It is definitely me, albeit a little slow but discernible.

    I will now be occupied by typing and storing well used phrases like who's turn is it to buy the next round.

    Hope everyone is having a decent day as I wish to share my happiness with you all.

    Love
    Barry
    That is really good news! Thank you for sharing it and I am happy to hear you are having such a good day! xx

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    Hi Barry,
    Glad for you, must be so much better using your own voice.
    By the time I was diagnosed, it was too late to bank my voice. I actually watched an old video of me speaking and i really felt weird.
    Have fun settng it up
    Mags xx

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    Well, at last you are sorted!

    I have compiled a folder of personal funny stories and before my voice went completely, I recorded four reminiscences onto a dictaphone machine. Not soon enough for predictable, sadly!

    That is good news

    Much love


    Joycie xx

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    Great Barry;

    I don't know if anyone has done it successfully here.

    I think that slower voices are a bit easier to understand.

    Love Terry
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    Barry, that is absolutely wonderful news. I feel really excited for you.

    I finished recording my voice with modeltalker yesterday (thanks entirely to your suggesting it) so I will be agog to see how I sound when I get it sorted. Slow but also definitely me I think, albeit slightly slurred as well sadly. I wish I had known about doing something like that back in September when i first knew what might be wrong but we went for hoping it wasn't until diagnosed.

    I really am SO thrilled for you Barry.

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