The Unex Personal Voice Amplifier is a brand new voice amplification system that is sensitive enough to amplify dramatically even the faintest of voices for up to 12 hours.
With an 18 watt digital voice amplifier providing high power audio output and clear sound quality, the user can control the volume of their own voice in different environments, indoors or outdoors.
Designed to help young or elderly people with voice disorders or acquired communication difficulties, that have resulted from Parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, suffering a stroke, or other vocal damage resulting from surgery around the vocal chords or voice box.
For people with a week or strained voice, possibly caused by vocal damage, or for people who rely on projecting their voices for a long period of time and therefore using their voice intensively, this voice amplifier will maintain volume and clarity over that period of time without straining or causing further damage to the voice.
Can assist by enhancing even the faintest of voices with minimal effort required by the user, thus giving the user more confidence, and helping control the volume of his or her voice amongst a group of people.
- High quality Organiser and Carry Case
- Headset Microphone
- Uni-directional Clip-on Lapel Microphone
- Mobile phone and PC connector to increase audibility when using phone or skype
- Adjustable Neck Strap
- Belt Clip
- Main Charger 9V DC – 0.65A
VAT exemption, or VAT relief, allows people diagnosed as chronically sick or disabled* to buy certain items at 0% VAT. Several products in our Daily Living Aids range qualify for VAT exemption.
Who is eligible for VAT exemption?
If the person for whom the products are being bought has Parkinson’s or another condition the medical profession considers ‘chronically sick or disabled’, they qualify.
You can order items on behalf of someone who qualifies for VAT exemption for example, if you’re a carer or family member. However, the person who qualifies must sign a written declaration.
The VAT Act 1983 has severe penalties for anyone who uses a document they know to be false to secure VAT exemption.
What proof do we need of your condition?
The government requires a simple declaration of your medical condition (or the condition of the person you’re buying for).
You must provide:
- the name and address of the person with the condition
- the medical condition of the person eligible for VAT exemption
How to order VAT exempt products
You can order online, by phone, or by post. The information we need varies depending on your order method:
- Online: By purchasing a VAT exempt product, you are confirming that you are eligible to buy. You will also be asked during checkout whether you are eligible.
- By phone: You’ll need to provide details of the person eligible for VAT exemption along with their National Insurance Number.
- By post: Your catalogue comes with a declaration for you to complete. Download a declaration form (PDF, 349KB)if you need a new one or don’ have a catalogue. The form must contain the information of the person eligible for VAT exemption.
Please be aware that unfortunately you can’t claim back VAT after you’ve bought something. Please ensure you choose the correct VAT exempt variant at the point of purchase.
*What does ‘chronically sick or disabled’ mean?
This wording is not determined by Parkinson’s UK. The government considers a person to be ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if he or she has:
- a physical or mental impairment which has long-term and substantially adverse effects on his or her ability to carry out everyday activities
- a condition which the medical profession diagnoses as a chronic sickness, such as Parkinson’s, diabetes or a terminal illness
A person is not considered to be ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if they/re elderly but otherwise able-bodied. It doesn’t apply if they/re temporarily disabled or incapacitated, for example with a broken limb, either.
If you’re in any doubt whether you are eligible to receive goods or services with VAT exemption you should consult Notice 701/7 VAT Reliefs for disabled and older people. You can also call HMRC’s National Advice Service on 0300 123 1073.