The loneliness of someone who is not able to speak is huge. Because talking with a machine is not as easy and fast as using your voice. When you are typing your reaction people start to talk about something else and does not understand what you mean with your reaction. Life then is very hard, anybody who is able to speak makes a motion with its shoulders and just goes on because you have not shown any interest. How often people did not speak to me at all or talked to me without me giving me a chance to react when I had nothing in reach to react with. So ladies in the rehabilitation center, give someone also a chance to react in stead of having a one sided conversation.
And when everybody just thinks that you are grumbling while it just takes a lot of trouble trying to make a sound!