Voice amplifiers enhance a person’s speaking voice to make it more audible. They are commonly used by people with damaged vocal cords, weak lungs, throat injuries, or other medical conditions that affect speech. They are also used by people with normal voice to speak in crowds or large, noisy areas. Most voice amplifiers are battery-powered and include a handheld or hands-free microphone.
Types of Voice Amplifiers
Kinds of Voice Amplifiers include the following:
Waistband voice amplifiers
These voice amplifiers are attached to belts that strap around the waist. They are usually positioned at the abdomen or diaphragm. They are ideal for personal amplification, but may not work as well for speaking in large areas.
Headset voice amplifiers
These voice amplifiers are worm around the head with a small flexible microphone near the mouth. Some models have plug-in microphone heads to allow the user to use different microphone styles. They usually include volume controls and low battery indicators.
Choosing Voice Amplifiers (Buying tips)
Size: Choose a small voice amplifier that you can wear under your clothes. If you are buying a waistband amplifier, make sure it fits comfortably around your waist. Look for one with an adjustable strap to allow you to loosen or tighten the belt as necessary.
Sound quality: Choose a voice amplifier that amplifies without losing quality. Larger amplifiers generally produce better sound, but some newer compact models are just as audible. Look for one with a noise filter to block out unwanted noises such as wheezing and ambient sound.