Communication aid suppliers
Communication aids are also available through the following commercial suppliers:
- Main Medical
- Technical Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
- Communicate AT
- LinkAssistive (Link AT)
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 Clinical 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 January 2020)
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 |
|Lightwriter SL40 CONNECT||1|
|Liberator Rugged 7||1|
|Tobii Dynavox EyeMobile Mini||3|
|Tobii Dynavox T10||1|
|Servox Digital XL||2|
|Tobii Dynavox C15||1|
|Switches||1 of Each|