Patients benefit from new voice amplifiers

THE donation of four voice amplifiers is set to enhance the lives of North Devon patients with Parkinson’s who have difficulty talking.

The Barnstaple and Torridge branches of Parkinson’s UK have donated two �360 amplifiers each to the speech and language therapy team at North Devon District Hospital.

The amplifiers will be used by patients with Parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

Nicola Mathers, speech and language therapist at NDDH, said: “We would like to thank the local branches of Parkinson’s UK for their very kind donations.

“The amplifiers will make a big difference to patients here in North Devon.

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“People with Parkinson’s, MSA and PSP can experience a reduced volume of voice.

“These amplifiers can help increase the volume of their voice, allowing them to communicate more effectively.”

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John Wilson, chairman of the Torridge branch of Parkinson’s UK, said: “The amplifiers will be a real boon to people with this problem.”

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