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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 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 BrandFeatures Quantity
Available
Lightwriter SL40 CONNECT
  • Text-to-speech keyboard device
  • Synthesised speech– Acapela voices (no Australian Voices)
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
  • Three options of keyguards
1
Accent 1000
  • Dynamic Display
  • Portable
  • Unity and LAMP WFL language systems
  • Synthesised speech - Acapela, IVONA, Nuance and Microsoft voices
  • Environmental Control
  • Switch port
1
Allora 2 Allora 2
  • Text-to-speech keyboard device
  • Synthesised speech – Australian Realspeak
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
  • Detachable second display
  • SMS capability
  • Environmental control
2
Liberator Rugged 7
  • Dynamic display
  • Portable and very light weight
  • NOVA chat vocabulary software
  • Robust
  • Synthesised speech - Acapela and IVONA voices
1
Nu-vois III  Nu-Vois III
  • Artificial larynx
  • Car charger
5
TechSpeak  TechSpeak
  • Light tech communication aid
  • 32 cells
  • digitised speech
1
Servox Digital Servox Digital
  • Artificial larynx
  • Charger and pouch
9
Tobii Dynavox EyeMobile Mini
  • Surface Pro tablet
  • Communicator 5 software
  • Synthesised Speech - Acapela voices
  • PCEye Mini eye gaze access device
3

Tobii Dynavox
EyeMobile Plus Access

  • Surface Pro tablet
  • Communicator 5 software
  • Synthesised speech -  Acapela voices
  • Eye gaze access device
  • Built in speakers
  • Environmental control
  • Switch port
3
NovaChat 10+
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech - Acapela and IVONA voices
  • Chat software
  • Switch port
  • Portable
  • 4x5 location keyguard can accompany device
2
Tobii Dynavox T10
  • Portable speech generating device
  • Handle
  • Tobii Dynavox Compass and Snap Scene software
  • Synthesised speech – Acapela and IVONA voices
  • Direct access only on this particular device
1
Sonivox Plus
  • Personal voice amplifier
  • Range of microphones
1
Spokeman
  • Personal voice amplifier
  • Headset microphone
1
TrueTone Emote
  • Artificial larynx
  • Oral connector
2
Servox Digital XL
  • Artificial larynx
  • Charger and pouch
  • New battery carriage
2
Tobii Dynavox C15
  • Speech generating device with CEye eye gaze access
  • 15 inch screen
  • Communicator 4 software
  • Switch port
1
Vantage Lite
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech
  • Unity vocabulary software
  • Portable
  • Switch port
2
Switches
  • Mechanical switches: Jelly Bean, Specs, Piko, Pillow, Toby Churchill click switch
1 of Each
Last updated: 15 September 2016

Information for applicants

Find out about:

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