communication

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

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

posted on December 31, 2009 - 1:00am
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 1
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

Tough talks demand special skills

posted on November 1, 2008 - 9:48am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
“Mommy, why don’t my legs work?” “It’s not fair, Harrison gets all the attention. What about us? Don’t we matter?” “You’re my husband. Why can’t we talk any more?” “What exactly do you mean, there’s no cure?”