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Paralyzed, need help with intercom or something similar

by Munkypoop99 / June 18, 2015 1:31 PM PDT

So I am paralyzed from the shoulders down. Sometimes, especially in summer with fans and air-conditioners on, it's difficult to hear me calling for someone when they are at the other end of the house. I would love an intercom like product. Wireless speaker... One in my room, and one at the other end of the house. Where I could, control it by my voice, and say whatever I want and it would go through the other speaker at the other end of the house. Of course, it would have to be controlled by my voice without pushing a button or being on the computer or having to wear a microphone all the time. Of course, money is always a problem in my situation. So, is there anything like this available out there? Appreciate any help! Thank you

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / June 18, 2015 1:57 PM PDT

do you have carers or support group to help you with this? Surely there are agencies that could supply your needs at no cost. That said, in the UK we have the NHS.

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I wish
by Munkypoop99 / June 19, 2015 1:44 PM PDT
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I wish! I'm still trying to find help, battling, to make it so I can get out my door without hitting my arms and the other door, no way. That's why am trying to find one myself hoping it's not too expensive and wireless so we don't have to install anything

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These are usually installed by your support folk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2015 1:57 PM PDT

But do take a look at Amazon's Echo. It's not out for everyone but I can see where it with some customization would do this. Again, if you can't find it, ask your support or medical folk to find/create what you need.

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I don't, but I will check
by Munkypoop99 / June 19, 2015 1:47 PM PDT

Don't have any support. The only wheelchair company here, where I get my wheelchairs from, never answer their calls or return them. Took me over a year and a half to get a new wheelchair when mine was due one before that hurt so much I could not get into it. These people knew that and it caused pretty bad scoliosis. But I won't get into that anymore. I'm pretty much alone on all that with my disabled parents in my house taking care of me. So it has to be easy and simple to work with this speaker

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by James Denison / June 19, 2015 1:52 PM PDT

Call Salvation Army in your area, see if they can help get you setup with needed help.

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