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    Voice Banking?

    Hi everyone
    My Mam has bulbar and her voice is now deteriorating. I have heard of something called Voice Banking but not sure what it is, what it does or how you do it. Is it an app? Any advice would be welcome please.
    Happy Friday everyone
    Lesley x

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    Hi Lesley;

    There are two real lines to take now. One is to contact her SALT and at the same time Ring Mnda connect as they used to have a specialist in this area.

    Love Terry
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    Thanks Terry, will do that x

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    MNDA Connect will be very helpful. They have a couple of experts in voice banking and may even assist with funding – using a system called Acapela. A person has to read aloud 350 short sentences which are processed into a universal voice file that can be used with several text to speech applications.

    A person’s voice needs to be quite good to undertake this, so your mam’s deterioration might be a problem.

    Doug

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    You might find this Info Sheet helpful, Lesley:

    https://static.mndassociation.org/ap...ce-banking.pdf

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Following on from what Doug said, depending how bad her speech is, she could have someone else record the sentences for her if they sound fairly similar. I myself recorded 70% of mine and my wife completed them for me when my speech got too bad. Which means I occasionally have a slight Welsh lilt every now and then. :-)

    Definitely worth doing if you can. I have the app on my iPhone and sometimes use a Bluetooth keyboard so I can type faster.

    Hope this helps
    Sarah

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    Thanks everyone, this forum is so fab.

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