Communication technology advances

This clip shows a man who experienced great success from DBS [Deep Brain Stimulation], BUT it also demonstrates a form of group therapy for increasing volume and articulation/slurring issues.

They also speak about the prohibitive out of pocket cost for therapy. This is another reason I am pursuing getting a SpeechVive device. A person can get assistance for the purchase thru insurance.

I have copied excerpts from about the product:

“The company’s primary product is a non-invasive, over-the-ear device that looks a lot like a hearing aid, but it’s a lot more than that. With SpeechVive, the device detects the patient’s speech and delivers a sound stimulus into the ear, which triggers the Lombard reflex and causes the patient to speak louder and more clearly.”

“Ninety percent of people who use SpeechVive get a significant benefit — 75 percent get the benefit immediately and another 15 percent need a few weeks of using the device before getting the full effect. There is also a free SpeechVive app for iOS that uses standard earbuds to test for the Lombar. response. The app allows people to see if SpeechVive will work for them before they buy it, and the company also has a “no questions asked” 60-day money back guarantee.”

“When people think of Parkinson’s, they think about the tremors, but one of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s is a loss of communication (89 percent) due to the patient’s inability to regulate their speech. To their friends and family they seem to be mumbling, or speaking too softly. As a result, people with Parkinson’s get interrupted and talked over, and this often leads to isolation and depression. SpeechVive, as the company moniker states, gives people with Parkinson’s their voice back by “Reviving Speech, improving lives”

I have an appointment with my Primary care Dr this coming Wednesday to get paper work signed for authorization. I intend to make progress reports, once I have my SpeechVive device. 🙂