If you’re a medical student, you’ve probably spent countless sleepless hours trying to learn page after page of specific knowledge and terminology. The truth is that many times we cannot do it, it is impossible to read non-stop for days and nights; today we will talk about a software tool that will allow you to fix knowledge while you do your housework, travel in public transport or, why not? as you sleep. This tool is the Text-To-Speech, and next, we will tell you how to take advantage of it if you are a Medicine Students.
What is a Text-To-Speech Converter?
Known as Text-to-Speech or TTS, these Saas are software that allow human speech to be produced artificially. This technology is capable of receiving a text and reproducing it with a synthesized artificial voice. Depending on the progress and degree of maturity of the synthesis solution, a robotic metallic voice or a very natural voice may be perceived. This is due to converting each text into phonemes being complex because many rules are involved, the combination of vowels and consonants, durations and intonations of the words; it is very complex to make it sound like a natural voice.
However, there are high-quality Text-To-Speech programs that allow extremely natural and pleasing results to the ear. The problem is not the lack of offer of TTS applications with high sound quality, but how to search efficiently. For this reason, here we will mention one of the most complete and free access options that have worked wonders for us: Woord.
Woord: Best Text-To-Speech Option For Medicine Students
Woord is our number one choice without a doubt for its intuitive design and completeness; it is the perfect Text-To-Speech For Medicine Students. This Saas is an excellent tool for those who do not have much experience with this type of software; if what you need is a simple and good quality job, Woord will fulfill the task. Also, allows you to select the type of device on which you will play the audio; doing so will apply effects that will improve the quality of the MP3 file.
This free AI voice generator has female, male, and gender-neutral voice styles. Also, Woord has an SSML editor, allowing you to adjust the speed of the audio without affecting the quality. Furthermore, we must say that in addition to the fact that the free option is excellent, buying a pro version can be a good investment, in this sense, Woord is also a great option for its affordable prices. However, the free version has everything you need to help you study and simplify those sleepless nights.
How to use Woord to study?
Since its interface is extremely intuitive, as we said before, you won’t have any trouble. One of the advantages of this text-to-speech converter is that you can convert any file to text, such as PDF; but also images or gifs, among others. It’s really very simple, you just have to follow these steps:
- First, you must choose the format in which your text is written; some of the options you can choose from are pdf, txt, doc(x), pages, odt, ppt(x), ods, non-DRM epub, jpeg, png. You may also write directly on the SSML editor.
- Once this is done, select some settings for the audio: gender of the voice, the language of the voice -in this case, Japanese- and, voice speed, and device profiles.
- Finally, press the button ‘Speak it!’ and it’s done; the audio will be ready in a few seconds. You can listen to it before downloading and go back if it needs some more editing.
Here are some extra tips:
Now, we give you tips to learn through audio. Make a recording with the information you want to learn, try to read the information calmly, there has to be a rhythm of more or less 4 seconds of information and then 4 seconds of rest, and then again 4 seconds and 4 seconds. We recommend putting classical music in the background, Mozart or Beethoven are the most recommended but you can still use Bach, Vivaldi, or Chopin; the music should not be very fast and should not be at a very high volume, it should be like a “background noise”. If there is a lot of information to learn, try dividing the material into audio/tracks of 10–15 minutes maximum, since not being used to learning this way may seem tiring at first.
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