What is Voice Banking?

Voice banking is the process of digitally saving your voice for future use on a speech generating device. Individuals diagnosed with degenerative disease such as ALS can consider saving their voice before they lose their ability to speak. It involves recording hundreds or thousands of sentences so that the computer can sample the person’s vocal qualities in different contexts, and use that information to create a synthetic voice modeled after the person’s own speech.

What is Message Banking?

Message banking creates a pool of pre-recorded messages using a person’s natural speech while it is still intelligible.   This is done by recording phrases, sentences, and questions, the individual can then utilize to express themselves later in life when speech intelligibility has declined. In some cases, an individual may wish to create a longer video or audio recording with a meaningful message to family and friends.

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