Our mission is to save the voices of mouth, throat, head and neck cancer patients at risk of losing them due to surgery or treatment and give back the power of speech in our latest initiative.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation will become the go to charity for patients wishing to bank their voices through a £1500 per person Saving Voices Grant (subject to approved criteria, terms and conditions). With the aid of modern technology, voice preservation enables individuals to communicate in a voice that reflects their unique identity. Think of it as insurance against a day when a voice is lost or unavailable for whatever reason.
Working with voice banking platform, www.vocalid.ai, the user can bank their voice by recording 2 hours’ worth of sentences. These speech recordings will be used to create a personalised digital voice. The user can then type messages that are converted to speech that sounds like the recipient.
All you need is a computer, headset microphone, which the charity will provide, 1,500 Sentences = 2 hours of recording time and someone to support and motivate you. We appreciate this will be happening at a time you may be preparing for surgery.
Once the voice is built, it can be used on the MyVocaliD app (iOS or Android version) or other compatible assistive communication apps.
Our collective goal is to improve the quality of life of over 8700 mouth cancer patients in the UK and 650,000 people worldwide who are affected by all head and neck cancers.
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