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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 a loan agreement form has been completed, the MASS stock item will be sent to the prescriber for trial with the client.

-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 online application through MASS-eApply or the paper based MASS 21 and the appropriate appendix.

-If the trial is unsuccessful, the device needs to be returned to MASS immediately. Please use Australia Post or a reputable courier.

-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 February 2022)

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.

To request MASS stock, use the Communication Aids Trial Information and Request to Trial Stock Form (PDF 1165 kB)

Image Model and BrandFeatures Quantity
Available
 Accent 800
  • Dynamic display
  • Portable
  • Synthesised speech - Acapela, IVONA, Nuance and Microsoft voices
  • Environmental control
  • Switch port
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

Lightwriter SL40 CONNECT
  • Text-to-speech keyboard device
  • Dual screens
  • Synthesised speech– Acapela voices (no Australian Voices)
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
  • Three options of keyguards
  • Switch scanning access option
1
 

Lightwriter SL50

  • Text-to-speech keyboard device
  • Dual screens
  • Synthesised speech– Acapela Australian voices
  • Portable
  • Rate enhancement features
  • Three options of keyguards
  • Phone calls and SMS using BlueTooth connection to android mobile phone
2
 Mounts for SGDs
  • Rehadapt: tabletop, clamp-on-mount, Monty 3D wheelchair and FS Variolock floorstand
  • DAESSY: table, swing away and positioner wheelchair
8

NovaChat 10+
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech - Acapela and IVONA voices
  • Chat software
  • Switch port
  • Portable
  • 4x5 location keyguard can accompany device
1
Nu-vois III  Nu-Vois III
  • Artificial larynx
  • Car charger
3
 

Quha Zono 2 Gyroscopic Mouse

  • Wireless USB head mouse
  • Can be used with a switch to make selections
1

Servox Digital

Servox Digital
  • Artificial larynx
  • Charger and pouch
3

Servox Digital XL
  • Artificial larynx
  • Charger and pouch
  • New battery carriage
6
Switches
  • Mechanical switches: Jelly Bean, Specs, Piko, Pillow, Toby Churchill click, FingerButton 30 switch
1 of each

Spokeman
  • Personal voice amplifier
  • Headset microphone
2
TechSpeak  TechSpeak
  • Light tech communication aid
  • 32 cells
  • digitised speech
1
Tobii Dynavox EyeMobile Mini
  • Surface Pro tablet
  • Communicator 5 software
  • Synthesised Speech - Acapela voices
  • PCEye Mini eye gaze access device
3

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

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
 Tobii Dynavox Eye Mobile5
  • Surface Pro 7 tablet
  • Grid 3 software and Communicator 5 software
  • Synthesised speech
  • Eye gaze access device
  • Access to Windows 10 applications, the Internet
  • Switch port
1

Tobii Dynavox C15
  • Speech generating device with CEye eye gaze access
  • 15 inch screen
  • Communicator 4 software
  • Switch port
1
TrueTone Emote
  • Artificial larynx
  • Oral connector
2
Vantage Lite
  • Dynamic display
  • Synthesised speech
  • Unity vocabulary software
  • Portable
  • Switch port
2
 Zavox Reo Kit
  • Speech amplifier with four different microphones
  • Pouch
  • Straps
1
Last updated: 10 March 2022

Information for applicants

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Find out about:

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