TCL Mini Voice Amplifier
This voice amplifier is a small, lightweight, portable aid that is worn on the body. It may be useful for people who have low volume speech. The voice amplifier amplifies the speech. Only outgoing breath, such as a whisper, is necessary and the TCL voice amplifier will do the rest. Using an amplifier can help to prevent vocal abuse. Anyone who has a very quiet or weak voice may find the amplifier useful. The volume of speech is amplified through the speaker with no change to clarity. The TCL amplifier is supplied with a waist strap and a belt clip. The unit can be worn easily and comfortably. A Speech Pathologist should be consulted to determine suitability.
The TCL voice amplifier is generally used by people who have a voice disorder resulting from Parkinson's Disease and Motor Neurone Disease or other conditions in which the voice may become inaudible. Others who are currently finding the voice amplifier useful are people who need to talk for long periods or raise their voices for specific activities. We know of classroom teachers who use voice amplifiers to prevent vocal abuse caused by straining the voice. The volume of speech may be restricted by a range of conditions and the TCL voice amplifier can be used to amplify speech regardless of the cause.
It can be worn around the waist on the belt supplied. A microphone is plugged into the amplfier and positioned close to the mouth. The microphone cable can be worn under clothing.
POWER: It is powered by 6 x AAA batteries. Either alkaline batteries or rechargeable batteries may be used. A charger is supplied to recharge rechargeable batteries while in the unit. The TCL voice amp should be turned OFF between periods of use to conserve battery life.
MICROPHONES: A choice of microphone is available. The headset microphone, lapel and transdermal microphones are the options.
HEADSET microphone: The best amplification results are achieved with this microphone positioned close to the mouth. The 10 cm gooseneck enables accurate positioning. The headband is worn at the back of the head and over the ears, and sits comfortably even with head movement.
LAPEL microphone: The lapel microphone can be hand-held close to the mouth during use. If positioned on the lapel it is usually ineffective in picking up a low volume voice. The microphone needs to be positioned as close to the mouth as possible.
THROAT microphone: This is a 'contact' microphone or ' transdermal' microphone that uses a method of induction that picks up voice signals through vibrations in the neck. The result is clear communication without any background noise from the environment, although bodily noises, such as swallowing may also be amplified. This microphone has dual transponders for increased clarity.
Pictured below are the microphone options.
One dial controls ON/OFF and volume. An LED indicates when the unit is ON. Output is x watts. The TCL voice amp can be ordered with the headset microphone, lapel microphone, transdermal microphone or all options. Each unit is supplied with: the waist belt, belt clip, batteries, charger, manual.
How to buy:
- Please choose your preferred microphone and add this to the base unit with accessories.
- An asssessment kit is available with the Zavox Reo and each of the four microphones: lapel, headset, transdermal and earpiece.
- A complete assessment kit is available which includes both the Zavox Reo and TCL voice amplifiers and one of each type of micorphone and all standard accessories.