Save your voice today, just in case.
What is Voice Save?
Our voice is such an important part of our identity, yet sadly a range of medical conditions can rob individuals of the ability to speak. We offer the opportunity to prospectively bank your voice, in case anything were to happen to it. This recording can then be used to create a synthetic voice, should you ever require it.
Voice Save is £25 per year.
How it works?
Saving your voice is easy – all you need is a computer or laptop, external microphone (not the one built into your computer) and a quiet room.
Using our recording portal, you will be asked to read aloud a number of sentences. The minimum number of sentences we require you to record is 150, but we suggest you record all 300 for the highest quality voice. Once you’ve completed your recording, your voice will be stored securely in case you ever need it.
I banked my voice with SpeakUnique so I could better support our clients through the process. I only had time to do just over an hour of recording and was impressed by the quality of voice I received – it sounded like me!
My son, who has only heard me with my degraded voice on a couple of days says he would recognise it straightaway as me if someone played the voice to him
I had no idea then that I would have a personal need of those recordings. But, last year I was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, and my speech has been badly affected. It has been hugely important to me to have been able to get help from the SpeechUnique team, and to acquire a synthetic voice based on my own voice recordings.
My grandchildren said, “It sounds just like Gramps!”
I was a bit breathless when I made the recording, and I only recorded half the phrases, so it seems little short of miraculous that the voice is so close to my voice back in November.
I am able to communicate with people at work using a voice which is recognisably mine, which means I am comfortable continuing with part-time paid employment, at least partially thanks to SpeakUnique.