Voice banking

Many people with motor neurone disease (MND) will experience weakness in the bulbar region, affecting muscles of the mouth, throat and tongue. This weakness can lead to problems with speech and voice, which will affect ability to communicate (dysarthria).

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an important clinical intervention for many people with MND. Some people with MND may want to bank their voice for future use within high-tech AAC systems.

This information is for health and social care professionals. It gives an overview of what voice banking is, what the process involves and where to find more information.

You may also want to see our information for people living with or affected by MND on our speech and communication pages.

Find out more

If you would like more information about AAC, please contact our Communication Aids Coordinator or our MND Connect helpline.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262