SpeechVive – giving people with Parkinson’s a voice!
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological degenerative diseases. While there are a number of disease symptoms that an individual may experience, the inability to speak loudly enough to be heard (hypokinetic dysarthria) is very common. In fact, literature support 89% of people who have Parkinson’s disease will have issues with their speech. It is estimated that 1.5 million people in the U.S. and 10-million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson’s disease.
SpeechVive is a behind the ear smart device which helps people with Parkinson’s disease speak more loudly and communicate more effectively. The SpeechVive device is based on the research of Inventor and co-founder, Dr. Jessica Huber at Purdue University. Clinical data over 4 years demonstrated SpeechVive to be effective in improving volume, articulation, and speech rate in 90% of the people participating in two multi-site clinical trials.
SpeechVive is programmed by a speech language pathologist in-person or online through SpeechVive’s proprietary telehealth platform. SpeechVive is a “smart device” which collects data the speech language pathologist can use during follow up visits to measure and document the patient’s speech improvement as well as make adjustments to the SpeechVive for continued speech improvement.