Speech Generating Devices Market

Speech Generating Devices Market Analysis, By Product (Speech Generating Synthesized Speech Devices, Speech Generating Text-to-Speech Devices), By Display (Static Display, Dynamic Display), By Technology, By Distribution Channel & By Region - Global Market Insights 2021–2031

Analysis of Speech Generating Devices market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Speech Generating Devices Market Outlook (2021–2031)

The global speech generating devices market reached a valuation of around US$ 205 Million in 2020 and is slated to accelerate at a CAGR of 10% through 2031. Demand for text-to-speech devices is high and set to remain so, increasing at a CAGR of 9%.

Report Attributes


Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Size Value in 2020 US$ 205 Million 
Market Forecast Value for 2031 US$ 550 Million 
Global Growth Rate (2021 to 2031) 10% CAGR
Top 5 Companies’ Share 45%
Key Market Segments Covered
  • Product
  • Display
  • Technology
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • Abilia AB
  • AMDi
  • Lingraphica
  • Prentke Romich Company Inc.
  • Saltillo Corporation
  • Textspeak Corporation
  • Tobii Dynavox
  • Zygo USA.
  • Zyteq Pty. Ltd.

Overall, the worldwide speech generating devices market is projected to expand 2.7X and top a valuation of US$ 550 Mn over the decade.

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Demand Analysis of Speech Generating Devices from 2016 to 2020 Vs Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global market for speech generating devices was valued at US$ 205 Mn in 2020.

Significant technological advancements in electronic gadgets and rising selection of impairment diagnosis will boost demand for speech generating devices. Because of the portability of speech-generating devices, their use is increasing among patients suffering from speech-related disorders.

Growing government associations' investments in industry players to innovate and create items at low cost to make the devices more user-friendly for patients will aid in the expansion of the market for speech-generating devices.

Continuous enhancements in touch screen devices, as well as modern communication gadgets have profoundly impacted the market.

These factors are expected to drive the market at a 10% CAGR across 2021 to 2031.

How are Advancements in Touchscreen Mobile Devices Reshaping the Market?

Technology is evolving rapidly. Speech generating devices are portable and user friendly because of continuous progress in technology. These new technologies have resulted in increased capability, productivity, sensitivity, specificity, and, ultimately, improvement in the speech-impaired people.

Convenience provided by small-size, lightweight, and touchscreen interfaces has rendered large and heavy SGDs outdated. Hence, rising demand for speech generating touchscreen devices is set to fuel speech generating devices market growth through 2031.

Manufacturers are focusing on improving touch-screen devices to provide users with simple navigation and allowing speech generating devices to connect with smartphones.

Latest trends of speech generating devices and technological evolvement of touchscreen devices are expected to provide more opportunities for players in the global market for speech generating devices.

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What are the Restraints being Faced by Speech Generating Device Providers?

There are a number of benefits of speech generating devices for individuals with speech impairments, but some restraints, such as lack of prescriptions, negatively affect market growth.

Funding for speech generating devices is provided by public schools, third-party sources, and governments, but cost constraints limit market growth. Furthermore, rising R&D spending has made SGDs prohibitively expensive, limiting their market penetration.

Low penetration and high cost may hinder market growth for speech generating devices to some extent over the coming years.

Which Region Offers Huge Opportunity for Speech Generating Device Manufacturers?

North America is the global market leader in speech generating devices and is anticipated to stay the most dominant region, Revenue in the North America region is expected to double by 2031.

Government organizations initiating to supply speech generating devices to the students via special school policies is anticipated to increase the revenue in the region.

Growing demand for speech generating devices with dynamic displays in health care services and rising sales of picture communicator devices are other factors likely to boost the market in the region.

Increasing sales of synthesized speech devices in Russia, growing demand for text-to-speech devices in South Korea, and rising sales of picture communicators in Japan are contributing to global market growth prospects for speech generating devices and expanding opportunities for top manufacturers globally.

Speech generating devices market regional analysis by Fact.MR

Country-wise Analysis

What is the Speech Generating Devices Demand Outlook for the U.S.?

Value of the speech generating devices industry in the United States is expected to increase 1.5X by 2031.

According to the National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nearly 7.5 Mn people in the U.S. are affected by speech-related disorders such as speaking difficulties and others.

High healthcare spending, latest innovations in speech generation by eye tracking technology, and increased government involvement are expected to drive growth of the U.S. speech generating devices market over the decade.

Why are Sales of Speech Generating Devices Flourishing in China?

China is seeing a tremendous increase in demand for speech generating devices.

New health reforms implemented by the government in China have expanded the insurance coverage of patients and improved the country’s primary healthcare system, further paving the way for manufacturers of speech generating devices in China.

Increasing geriatric population, growing demand for speech generating through head tracking technology, and rising sales of synthesized speech devices are expected to contribute notably toward the country’s market over the forecast period.

An increase in the cases of speech disorders, presence of regional and international market players, and high speech generating text-to-speech device demand across China are some of the key factors that have driven demand for portable speech generating devices in the country.

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Why is Demand for Text-to-Speech Devices Rising Rapidly?

Other segments are expected to grow slowly, while demand for speech generating text-to-speech devices is expected to increase 2.5X over the forecast period.

A text-to-speech system can improve people with visual impairments and learning disorders in a variety of ways. People with visual impairments or reading disabilities can use text-to-speech software to listen to written words on a computer or mobile device.

Individuals with dyslexia or reading disabilities have a difficult time decoding text. The letters may not make sense to them and thus remain unknown to them. Text-to-speech technology can help such people by converting their texts into an auditory format and making them easier to understand.

Ever-increasing demand for digitization and comfort is increasing the selection of text-to-speech systems in regular use. With verbal commands and audio instructions in text-to-speech devices, users are no longer required to read lengthy user guides or manuals.

Latest innovations in gadgets are anticipated to extend the inclusion of text-to-speech software into smart devices. Growing adoption of top brands of text-to-speech devices and rising sales of text-to-speech devices are factors set to drive market growth over the next ten years.

Why are Speech Generating Devices with Static Display Highly Sought-after in the Market?

People with communication, speech or cognitive incapacities can utilize speech generating devices with static display. These devices with overlays include words, letters or pictures to convey the message to individuals.

Because there are various devices for different types of speech, many overlays can be used to expand vocabulary options.

Emergence of static display devices, the government spending on education for differently-abled students and the increasing demand for speech generating devices with static display are expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19

The speech generating devices (SGDs) market has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the spread of COVID-19, physicians and patients became extremely worried about their own safety, raising doubts about the reuse of medical devices. This had a negative impact on the demand for speech generating devices.

COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that affected the sales of picture communicator devices, and the long-term effects are projected to impact the market.

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads globally, medical device companies are finding it more difficult to make informed decisions about their products, supply networks, and regulatory obligations.

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, medical and healthcare departments are working at full capacity to treat patients. To capitalize on the looming opportunities, stakeholders in the global SGDs market landscape are expected to innovate, invest in research, and develop new solutions. However, with advancements in technologies and products being used in healthcare, the speech generating devices market size in 2021 is projected to be better.

Our ongoing research amplifies the research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward.

Competitive Landscape

Top companies in the speech generating devices market are engaged in regulatory approvals, technologically advanced products, launch of new products, and acquisition & collaborative agreements with other companies to enhance their market presence.

New strategies are being adopted by key players in the market to expand their product portfolios. In addition to that, manufacturers are making relentless efforts to offer portable speech generating devices.

Manufacturers of speech generating devices emphasize developing technologically advanced and innovative products by investing in research & development activities to gain a competitive advantage.

Key Segments Covered in Speech Generating Devices Industry Research

  • By Product        

    • Synthesized Speech Devices
    • Text-to-Speech Devices
    • Picture Communicators
  • By Display         

    • Static Display
    • Dynamic Display
  • By Technology 

    • Manual Devices
    • Head Tracking Technology
    • Eye Tracking Technology
  • By Distribution Channel      

    • Hospitals
    • Specialty Clinics
    • e-Commerce
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • Middle East Africa

- FAQs -

What is the current market value of speech generating devices?

The global speech generating devices market is currently valued at more than US$ 205 Mn.

At what CAGR did the market expand over the past 5 years?

From 2016-2020, sales of speech generating devices registered a CAGR of 6%.

What are the key factors driving demand for speech generating devices?

Growing adoption of impairment diagnosis and advancements in electronic technology are factors driving demand for speech generating devices.

Who are the key suppliers of speech generating devices?

Abilia AB, AMDi, Lingraphica, Prentke Romich Company Inc., and Saltillo Corporation are some renowned speech generating device suppliers, holding around 45% market share.

Which region will largely contribute to the growth of speech generating devices revenue?

North America, with 50% global market share, will largely contribute to the growth of speech generating devices revenue.

At what rate are speech generating device sales expected to grow in Germany?

Sales of speech generating devices in Germany will most likely flourish at a CAGR of 8% over the next ten years.

Which segment of speech generating devices is expected to account for the largest market share?

Text-to-speech devices continue to be the highest revenue-generating segment, accounting for 40% of global revenue.

What is the market outlook for speech generating devices in Japan?

Sales of speech generating devices in Japan are forecasted to reach over US$ 60 Mn by 2031.

Which are the top 5 countries driving demand for speech generating devices?

The U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, and Russia are expected to drive most of the demand for speech generating devices.

What will be the sales forecast for speech generating devices for 2021 to 2031?

The global market is expected to top a value of US$ 550 Mn by the end of 2031, with sales revenue expected to register a CAGR of around 10%.

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