Do I Need a Voice Amplifier?

Voice amplifiers are used to make your voice loud and clear, while limiting unpleasant feedback at the same time. Whether your voice is strained by vocal damage, a neurodegenerative condition, trauma to your vocal cords or voice box, or you just need to stop straining your voice, voice amplifiers can help. They can be used both indoors and outdoors and aren’t only used by those who may have a quiet voice – they are also often used by teachers, instructors, tour guides or public speakers.

The best voice amplifiers will enhance even the faintest voice, increasing confidence and ensuring that your voice is heard. Over time, straining your voice can cause permanent damage, making it hard to communicate with others. If you ever find yourself straining your voice to be heard then you could benefit from a voice amplifier.

How to Choose a Voice Amplifier

When choosing a voice amplifier you need to consider various factors, such as:
How you would prefer to wear it
Battery life
Is it compact and lightweight?
The quality of the microphone
What speaker you will use.

The EchoVoice® EV6 is a fantastic option – because, unlike other products on the market, it can pick up very faint sounds while limiting any background noise. You can choose between the boom microphone or the transdermal microphone option, which you can put to your throat in order to make the amplifier more discreet. You can also purchase a headset if that is what you would prefer to use.

It comes with large buttons and is easy to use. It charges quickly and lasts up to 9 hours. It is compact and can easily be attached to a belt clip or you can use the carry case. Perhaps best of all, it comes with a portable amplifier – so you have everything you need to increase the volume and clarity of your speech.

Another great option is the Echo® EV200™, a fantastic wireless headphone. To amplify your speech you will need to plug it into any microphone socket or line input.

Echo Voice amplifier EV6How to Set Up Your Voice Amplifier

The key to using your amplifier correctly and ensuring a clear sound is to set it up correctly.
Decide how you would like to position the microphone, on a headset microphone, an earpiece, or as a clip. The microphone should be between 1 to 3 cm from the mouth (or on the throat if you are using a transdermal microphone)

Decide where you would like to position the amplifier – this can be worn around your waist, your neck, or positioned on a chair or wheelchair
To prevent feedback, position the microphone at a distance from the amplifier, and face them away from each other
Ensure the microphone connection is secure – any crackling noises may indicate that it is not connected properly.
Once set up, turn it on and set the right volume. Too high could result in feedback
When not in use turn it off to preserve the battery.

Conclusion

Voice amplifiers are a fantastic tool for people who struggle to be heard or have to use their voice a lot. Speech is our primary method of communication and when we strain our voices we can cause permanent damage. When people struggle to be heard they can be left feeling isolated and frustrated. Therefore, having a tool to increase the volume of the and clarity of your voice is an important investment for your wellbeing.

If you have any questions about any of our products or their features, then get in touch.