“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning”– Maya Angelou
Voice preservation options for individuals with communication difficulties due to head and neck cancer have previously been robotic or invasive, but now there is Vocal Legacy, a non-surgical smart voice prosthesis.
Current voice rehabilitation options for those facing the loss of speech after head and neck cancer treatment haven’t always been effective or ideal for all individuals. None of the current options have provided preservation of vocal identity in the way that Vocal Legacy does. While the electrolarynx, tracheoesophageal prosthesis (surgically implanted voice prosthesis), and esophageal speech allow the individual to speak on
Vocal Legacy – Smart Voice Prosthesis
Vocal Legacy utilizes VocaliD’s state-of-the-art speech processing technology and expertise in speech science to offer truly personalized vocal identities for those with limited speech. Once built, the voice prosthesis is delivered as a digital file that integrates with a speech-generating communication device or app, such as MyVocaliD (for iOS and Android).
The most obvious benefit to cancer survivors is the ability to regain control of daily conversations, professionally and with loved ones. For those undergoing speech, we have found that Vocal Legacy voices offer a powerful auditory model to help accelerate recovery.
To learn more about the impact of Vocal Legacy voices, please watch this short documentary by the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/43786713/in-six-days-i-ll-lose-my-voice-forever
The key to a successful outcome is for clinicians to raise awareness of this option, and the need to begin
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Voice Sharing for Others!
Thousands of individuals around the world have contributed to the voicebank to share their voice with those in need. Our proprietary voice blending algorithms transform their recordings to create unique voice identities.
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To understand the origins of the voicebank, watch our founder Rupal Patel’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/rupal_patel_synthetic_voices_as_unique_as_fingerprints?