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Communication aid suppliers

Commercial suppliers

Communication aids are also available through the following commercial suppliers:

To access a communication aid to trial, prescribers can use MASS stock equipment or trial a device through a commercial supplier. For advice, please contact the MASS Principal Communication Aids Advisor.

MASS stock equipment

The following Communication Aids are second hand items that have been returned to MASS and are available for re-issue. Please follow this procedure, if you wish to consider applying for a stock item for your client:

Contact the Principal Clincal Advisor (3136 3575) to discuss:

  • Current availability of device;
  • You client's communication needs; and
  • The trial and application process

-If the device is available and it is agreed that there is an appropriate match between the device and your client’s needs, the MASS stock item will be sent to you for trial.

-Based on this discussion, it is expected that the trial will be successful and the client will keep the device.

-If the trial is successful you will need to complete MASS 21 and the appropriate  Appendix in the normal way.

-If the trial is unsuccessful, the device needs to be returned to MASS immediately.

 -Stock devices do not attract a co-payment (if applicable).

 -These devices are available for re-issue and are NOT to be requested for trials where an application for a new device is being considered/completed.

MASS Speech Generating Devices (in stock as at July 2016)

NB: The list below represents a very small selection of devices that are available for people with Complex Communication Needs. Please contact The Principal Clinical Advisor for Communication Aids to discuss the full range of options and where to access further information.

Image Model and brand Features Quantity available
Lightwriter SL35

Lightwriter SL35
(Toby Churchill)

  • Spelling input
  • Synthesised speech - DEC Talk
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
2
Lightwriter SL40

Lightwriter SL 40 +
SL40 CONNECT
(Toby Churchill)

  • Text-to-speech
  • Synthesised speech - Acapela voices (no Australian Voices)
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
3
Allora 2 Allora 2
  • Test-to-speech keybaord device
  • Synthesised speech – Australian Realspeak
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
  • Detachable second display
  • SMS capability

1

 

Dynavox Xpress

Dynavox Xpress

  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised Speech
  • InterAACt software
  • Alternative access options
  • Portable
1
Dynavox M3

Dynavox M3
(smaller device)

  • Dynamic display
  • Digitised Speech
  • InterAACt software
  • Alternative access options
  • Portable
2
ZINGUI Zingui
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech
  • MindExpress software
  • Portable, lightweight
  • Alternative access options
  • ECU
1
Springboard Lite

Springboard lite

  • Dynamic display
  • Digitised Speech
  • Minspeak software
  • Portable
1
Smart II TellusSmart II (Jabbla)
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech
  • Mind Express software - Symbol based or spelling displays
  • Switch and scanning options
  • Portable
3
Chat PC Silk

Chat PC Silk+
(Saltillo)

  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech
  • Multiple page sets including Palmchat, MultiChat, Vocab PC
  • Switch and scanning options
  • Portable
3
Powerbox 7 with Intelligaze

Powerbox 7 with Intelligaze

  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech
  • Grid 2 software
  • Intelligaze eye gaze access
  • Accompanied by Rehadapt table mount
1
Palmtop 3 Palmtop 3
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech - DECtalk and Acapela voices
  • Palmtop software
  • Small and portable

1

 

BeSpoke BeSpoke
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech - Australian RealSpeak
  • Grid2 or Mind Express software
  • Small and portable, rubber bumpers
1
Nu-vois III

 Nu-vois III

  • Artificial larynx
  • Car charger
3
ZAVOX Zavox Reo
  • Voice Amplification Device
1
TechSpeak TechSpeak
  • Light tech communication aid
  • 32 cells
  • digitised speech
1
Powerbox Motion Powerbox Motion
  • Dynamic Display
  • Synthesised speech
  • Grid 2 software
  • Portable
1

Servox Digital  

Servox Digital
  • Artificial larynx
  • Charger and pouch
15
 


Last updated: 15 September 2016

Information for applicants

Find out about:

  • Types of aids and equipment
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply.