|tl;dr - had COVID ; had to be intubated ; can't talk ; need help|
I had COVID in April and I had to be intubated. As a result, I now have bilateral vocal cord paralysis, and can barely talk above a whisper.
Since my vocal cords are paralyzed roughly halfway open, I cannot breathe a normal volume either.
When I talk, I can only <breathe> say a few <breathe> words at a time. <gasp>
ASIDE: I'm VERY lucky to be alive, and VERY thankful.
Examples of what I've seen… Microsoft's Edge browser has a "read aloud" mode that has a very human-like voice.
The built-in dictation in Windows itself still seems robotic compared to what's in Edge.
I'd like to have some kind of tool that I can type things in and it'll speak for me, when I'm on conference calls.