Sound boost helps put people with muscle diseases back in the conversation

posted on December 31, 2009 - 1:00am
Are you straining to speak loudly enough to be heard? Are you tired of being asked to repeat yourself — or of being ignored altogether? One solution: a low-tech communication aid called a voice amplifier, which boosts a weak voice to a normal level.Soft, airy speech
posted on January 1, 2007 - 1:46pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
In 2004, I was referred to the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART) in Downey, Calif., by the state Vocational Rehabilitation office as part of my preparation to attend college. Although my college plans didn't work out, my visit to CART opened many doors of independence, encouragement and hope. I came home with all kinds of ideas that December day, and CART's thorough evaluation...

Helpful resources, solutions exist

posted on January 1, 2007 - 1:32pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
Technology has solved countless problems, but it hasn't come up with an answer to one of the world's oldest questions: How do I pay for it? Vast technological advances in computers, augmentative communication devices, environmental control units (ECUs) and other high-tech items have enabled people with neuromuscular diseases to be more independent and more active in virtually every aspect of life...