TruTone Plus Electrolarynx Speech Aid With Micro-USB Charger
TruTone Plus Electrolarynx Speech Aid With Micro-USB Charger

TruTone Plus Electrolarynx Speech Aid With Micro-USB Charger

Brand/Manufacturer: GRIFFIN LABORATORIES
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TruTone Electrolarynx Speech Aid is the only electronic speech aid with tone control in a single button. Operating on conveniently available 9 volt batteries, the TruTone speech aid is especially suited for traveling or spending hours away from home.

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
K120 Speech Aid Each $30.75
$1269.99
$1024.99

Features

  • TruTone Plus Electrolarynx Speech Aid With Micro-USB Charger includes:
    -MICRO-USB Charger (110/220v)
    - MICRO-USB Cable
    - High Capacity Rechargeable Battery  
    - Oral Adaptor
    - Oral Straws
    - Instruction Book
    - Adjustment Screwdriver

More Information

    Instructions For Use:
    - Electronic Larynx Use On The Neck
    1. Place the Sound-Head against your neck and activate.
    2. Speak as sound is carried into your mouth.
    3. Ensure an airtight seal on your neck and try different positions.
    - Use the oral adapter if your neck is tender or there is too much buzzing
    1. Insert Oral Straw into top of Oral Cap.
    2. Place Oral Cap over Sound-Head.
    3. Place Oral Straw in mouth.
    4. Activate and Speak around the Oral Straw
  • Oral Adapters
    The oral adapter may be used when it is preferred, or when neck style use does not work well. The rubber oral cap is placed over the head of the speech aid, and the end of an oral straw is placed in the hole at the end of the oral adapter. The straw is then placed in the mouth where, when the instrument is activated, the vibrations are modulated into speech. Optionally, the straw may be eliminated. With this method, the oral adapter opening (with instrument attached) is placed near the corner of the mouth. When the instrument is activated, the sound echoes in the mouth to be formed into words.
  • Batteries and Charger
    - The TruTone speech aid comes with two 9 volt rechargeable NiCad batteries. You may also use good quality disposable 9 volt style alkaline batteries.
    Note: Do not use damaged, poor quality, or defective batteries in your speech aid To install batteries in your speech aid, unscrew the battery cap and fit the positive battery post into the small battery contact hole. Next, replace the battery cap, making sure that the threads line up and the battery cap turns back on smoothly.
    - The battery charger may be plugged into a standard 110 volt AC wall outlet. Drain batteries until speech aid volume begins to fade out before recharging. After draining, charge batteries for a full 16-18 hours. Failure to drain your batteries, or under/over charging, will damage your batteries.
    Note: DO NOT plug 9 volt alkaline or other disposable batteries into the battery charger, as this may result in an explosion
  • Adjusting Sound Head Gap
    - Adjusting the sound head gap of your speech aid can have a great impact on the quality and volume of voice produced. Adjusting the sound head gap is achieved by screwing the head of the instrument closer to the body at lower volumes, or further away from the body at higher volumes. First set your volume, and then adjust the sound head until the sound produced is clear and loud. At most high and medium level volumes the sound head gap needs to be a little less than 1/8 inch
  • Adjusting Volume
    - Volume is controlled with the thumb-wheel placed next to the pressure sensitive button. The volume control turns easily, so do not try to turn it further then where it stops naturally, as excessive force may break it. Turning the wheel toward the button will increase volume. Turning the wheel away from the button will decrease volume. Remember to adjust the sound head gap once you have selected your preferred volume level. While you do not have to do this every time you change volume, it will make a great difference in voice quality.
  • Adjusting Base Tone and Pressure Sensitivity
    Unscrew the battery cap of your TruTone speech aid and look inside the body. Base tone and sensitivity adjustments are located next to the battery contacts as shown. Base Tone Sensitivity -W+ -W+ Ö Ö Clockwise Counterclockwise to Decrease to Inncrease Base Tone is your lowest chosen tone, and is achieved with a light pressure applied to the button. Use the screw-driver provided and turn the adjustment counter clockwise to increase tone, or clockwise to decrease. This adjustment turns easily, and excessive force or prying may damage your instrument. Set the base tone to your most preferred level. Sensitivity determines how much the tone will change when you increase pressure on the button. Increasing or decreasing sensitivity is adjusted in the same way as adjusting base tone. A less sensitive setting is easier to control, while a more sensitive setting gives a wider vocal range. If necessary, sensitivity may be turned almost off, and the TruTone speech aid may be operated as a single tone instrument.
    Note:The adjustment screws do not have a stop. This means that once you have turned the screw a full turn, it will jump in tone. If you are decreasing the tone, and turn the screw too far, it will suddenly jump to a high tone. Simply turn the screw back a little. This feature prevents the adjustment from being broken by over-turning it.
  • Using Pressure Sensitive Tone Control Only one button is required to activate and change the tone of the TruTone speech aid. By increasing and decreasing pressure on the button you will be able to add intonation to your speech. The following steps will help you get started.
    1. Press the on/off button lightly to activate your base tone.
    2. Increase pressure slightly to increase the tone. Decrease the pressure to come back down to your base tone.
    3. Change pressure with each word and syllable. Increase pressure at the end of a question, or for emphasis.
    4. Press only as hard as personal health and comfort allows.
    5. Decrease the sensitivity setting if the speech aid tone seems to swing up and down uncontrollably.
    6. Increase the sensitivity setting if your voice seems to drone in a flat monotone.
    - Even if you do not consciously utilize the pressure sensitive tone control you may achieve some fluidity in your voice with small, natural, changes in pressure. You may also find that your voice raises when you get excited and squeeze harder.
  • Some Basic Practice
    - Try increasing pressure and raising your voice on the capitalized letters with up arrows, and coming back down to the base tone on the small case letters with down arrows. Turn your TruTone speech aid off momentarily at the dashed pauses.
  • Cleaning Instructions:
    - Clean by wiping the outside of your speech aid with a damp cloth.
    - Do not allow liquids or cleaners to enter the speech aid openings. Oils, Electrical Contact Cleaners, Harsh Chemicals, or Sprays may damage the speech aid.
    - Do not immerse your speech aid in water or any other liquids. If it is accidentally immersed, remove the caps from the body and allow the speech aid to air dry for 1-2 days before testing.
    - If a low volume or muffled sound is experienced try adjusting the sound head gap. If the sound head gap seems properly adjusted, test your speech aid with a fresh, high quality, 9 volt style alkaline battery.
    - If excessive buzzing is experienced, make sure the head is in full contact with your neck, try different positions on your neck, lower the volume, adjust the sound head gap, or use the oral adapter.
    - Decrease sensitivity if the tone of your speech aid drifts or warbles uncontrollably

Warranty

2 year limited

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