We have used See Sound Live in more than 100 people like you. The number of users is increasing on a daily basis. We are collecting data and they look very promising. If you spend some time to understand the software and practice on the device regularly, we do believe that it will help improve your speech.
Start with a simple sound. You could start with a sound like ‘a’ or’e’ that you may already be familiar with. Use the PRACTICE mode and say the sound 5-6 times in 10 seconds. On the screen, you will see 2 images. The image of your spoken sound in the center and the reference image (which depicts the clear sound) on the top right corner. Now try and modulate the sound that you make to see if you can match the two images. It takes time but with practice you will find that you are able to say the sounds clearly.
Initially focus on the central image only. Try and SEE the sound in the image. Everytime you repeat the sound, you will SEE the same image. Once you are used to SEEING your own sound, try and modulate your voice to match this image with the Reference image on the top right corner.
You can progress to consonants and more complex sounds. Now that your brain has figured how to match the image you produce with the reference image, you will find that you can also articulate consonants with practice.
Yes, See Sound Live will help you with getting more clear speech. People like you have given us a very positive feedback and say that they have had a good improvement in their speech using this technology and progress in terms of learning new sounds, words and formulating sentences is faster with the help of the technology.
It is normal to feel under confident about your speech. You should certainly try this technology. You could practice regularly within your room. We would recommend that you practice the sounds you learn with family members and close friends/speech therapists to get feedback. This may increase your confidence levels. As you get better, your confidence will improve.
It has been proven time and again that one part of the brain can compensate for another part of the brain. When the hearing part of your brain doesn’t work (like in hearing impaired people), the vision part of your brain takes over the hearing part. So, when you see images in response to your speech efforts, it also fires up nerves in the hearing/speech part of the brain. This then stimulates the speaking part of the brain to achieve clear speech.
We have tried to include articulation tips and volumetric feedback in the technology. In the initial stages, it may be helpful to have a friend/family or a therapist help you. However, it is a very individual choice. Many people are able to manage the technology on their own without any external help. A Speech therapist’s inputs are invaluable. More you have them, better you will be able to practice.