Speech recovery device

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There is provided an apparatus and method for assisting speech recovery in people with inability to speak due to aphasia, apraxia or another condition with similar effect. A hollow, rigid, thin-walled tube with semi-circular or semi-elliptical cut out shapes at each open end is positioned such that one end mates with the throat/voice box area of the neck of the assistor and the other end mates with the throat/voice box area of the assisted. The speaking person (assistor) makes sounds that produce standing wave vibrations at the same frequency in the vocal cords of the assisted person. Driving the assisted ... continued below

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Frankle, Christen M. October 19, 2000.

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There is provided an apparatus and method for assisting speech recovery in people with inability to speak due to aphasia, apraxia or another condition with similar effect. A hollow, rigid, thin-walled tube with semi-circular or semi-elliptical cut out shapes at each open end is positioned such that one end mates with the throat/voice box area of the neck of the assistor and the other end mates with the throat/voice box area of the assisted. The speaking person (assistor) makes sounds that produce standing wave vibrations at the same frequency in the vocal cords of the assisted person. Driving the assisted person's vocal cords with the assisted person being able to hear the correct tone enables the assisted person to speak by simply amplifying the vibration of membranes in their throat.

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OSTI as DE00808130

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  • Patent File Date: 2000 Oct 19

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  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A9691231
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 808130
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc737918

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Frankle, Christen M. Speech recovery device, patent, October 19, 2000; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737918/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.