Medical Voice Over
From a closed-circuit video or commercial in the hospital waiting room, to product reviews and podcasts on advancements in the medical industry, the catapult of words at the end of a pharmaceutical ad and the voice of instructional videos, medical voice over is ubiquitous within the field of health sciences. Medical narration is a specific branch of voiceover that in some cases tells us what we need to know about health sciences in ways that are easy for the average person to understand, and other times, speak directly to doctors and other health care professionals. For more than 25 years, voice actor Kim Handysides has been an award-winning consistent force in the ever-expanding field of medical voice over.
Why is Medical Voice Over Important?
In an increasingly online world and under the influence of the pandemic, use of medical e-learning and online hospital communications has never been so essential or more prevalent. Whenever someone needs to watch an instructional video for their medical device or learn about new health measures, it’s most often with the use of medical voice over. A professional yet approachable bridge between complex medical jargon and digestible understanding that’s become ever so vital in recent years.
The Different Uses of Medical Narration
The phrase medical narration might initially conjure thoughts of hospital memos and pharmaceutical commercials as our penchant for audio-visual consumption of information increases, so do the applications for its use in life sciences. They can encompass everything from medical device or product instructions for nurses or radiologists to patient-facing what-to-expect videos about whether to participate in clinical trials. Drug promos, important safety instructions, medical insurance, informative podcasts, telemedicine, explainers for medical services (or products) and medical animations – these are all examples of the different potential uses of medical narration.
Why Medical Voice Over Works So Well
Medical voice over transforms verbose or dreary medical text into accessible facts with connection and yes, emotion to elevate it and make it easy to understand. Good medical narrators relate dense information to people in a human way that forges the emotional links that lead to better (easier) understanding a pamphlet or textbook simply can’t. Kim Handysides has been an industry leading contributor to the medical voice over for more than two decades. She has been part of the team with various life sciences content creators won coveted Communicator and other awards at numerous LTEN conferences. She has mastered the art of versatility needed for the widely dynamic field.
Animated Medical Videos
Animated medical videos are increasing in popularity and use. They show people things they can’t see with the naked eye, like drug mechanism of action videos, or gene splicing. They explain how different parts of the body work… or why they’ve stopped functioning optimally. Animations help medical students learn in a clear and efficient way that easily demonstrates how different procedures are performed or why. They explain systems or methods to the lay person to better understand their use or importance.
An Experienced Medical Voice Actor Delivers Your Message
For a voice over talent, the fascinating element about medical is achieving the balance between delivering the content in a matter of fact, but appropriately passionate way. To mimic the subject matter expert but make the message smooth and memorable. Without an experienced voice talent to bring life to medical narrations, the information may as well remain in plain text. Medical voice over offers busy health care professionals the chance to learn on the go and provides the public with easy access to essential medical knowledge they once would have had to receive in person. Medical voice over fits the message you need people to hear about your corner of the medical industry.
The Pivotal Role of Medical Narration
Medical narration is the human link between the medical industry and the average person. Through the increasing use of the lens of the patient journey, voice over of pharmaceutical and medical professionals delivers crucial information that’s essential to the givers and receivers of patient care. Weaving patient testimonials and health care practitioner experiences together through story, medical narration tells the anecdotes of people who’ve gone through diagnosis, treatment, possible surgeries and recovery. Medical narration brings the human depth that’s essential for the modern world.
Click to Hear Kim do Medical Voice Over
With the elegant composure of a seasoned medical professional, Kim Handysides has narrated everything from medical podcasts to e-learning content for more than two decades on a weekly basis. From medical explainers that inform people about insurance plans, to commercials and instructions for medical devices or products, Kim has happy clients that come back regularly. See what past clients have to say, or click the sidebar to hear Kim’s medical voice over demos and download the MP3 to share it with your client as a voice sample.