Hearing and vision (p1):

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Hearing health and vision health

 

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Analysis & Exploration: Hearing and vision

Low Vision Aids, Adaptations, Resources

Learn about Low Vision Aids & Adaptations in this detailed overview by Dr Marlena Chu. For people with low vision, these tools can make a big difference to the ability to live independently, and to quality of life.

 

 

Lighted Magnifier: Read menus in dim light

Reading under poor lighting conditions is a common problem, not only for reading menus, but also for reading in bed, or seeing small type in a poorly lit space. What is needed is some type of lighted magnifier. There are four categories of solutions for this common problem. The pro’s and con’s of each solution are detailed below, as well as in the individual product listings we link to.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Hearing and vision

My Mild Hearing Loss and Air Pods Pro

This is about my experience with different types of earbuds, especially Apple earbuds. In particular, it is about a discovery I made that let me use the AirPods to compensate for my mild hearing loss.

If you like listening to music or podcasts, or regularly talk on your smartphone, you... ....... Read more

Hearing Loss and Loud TV: Explorer Report

Problem: My wife has lost some of her hearing and she turns up the TV volume loud to hear.

Solution: We bought a BeHear Proxy Neck Speaker and a HearLink Plus in a bundle.

Here is my report of our experience with... ....... Read more

Hearing: TV or Movies

Ever have trouble understanding what TV or movie characters are saying over the background music? Know anyone who turns the TV up so loud that it is annoying?

We are exploring gadgets that can help in situations like this. Ideally without being ugly, stigmatizing, or super expensive — if... ....... Read more

Knowledge Sharing Impacts Lives

Knowledge sharing about  LED lighted magnifier glasses had a positive impact on the daily life of a Circle member. .........Read more

Vision Gadgets: Share What You Use

Do you use any vision gadgets — like magnifiers, special lighting, or apps that help see things in various situations?

The Longevity Explorers are exploring vision gadgets. We are interested in the inputs of the broader Tech-enhanced Life community too.

Share what you use. Join the... ....... Read more

Audiology and Hearing Healthcare Technology @ Providence

Dr. Sarah Caldwell, a clinical audiologist in private practice, led a very informative presentation dealing with the latest technological advances in audiology, with a particular focus on hearing isssues for older people. Along the way she covered the physiology of hearing, the measurement of... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Hearing and vision (shared by our Explorers)

Voxmate Android App

Voxmate Android App

Voxmate is an Android App intended to allow persons with vision loss to access content on their smartphone using audio and gestures rather than visual cues.

AfterShokz Headphones

Bone conduction hearing technology. 

Otter.ai app

Otter.ai app

The Otter.ai is a smartphone app intended to record and provide a written transcript of conversations or events for individuals or groups.

Talking Bible

The Talking Bible is a battery powered digital player using an MP3 file and is intended for use by low vision persons as well as people of all ages who enjoy hearing the Bible being read aloud. 

Bellman Maxi Pro

Bellman Maxi Pro

Bellman's Maxi Pro Hearing Amplifier uses digital technology intended to help the user hear nearby conversations or enhance hearing cellphone conversations via Bluetooth.

Robin Day Clock

Robin Day Clock

The Robin Day clock is designed to be easy to read with side buttons intended for use by older adults.

Roger On Microphone by Phonak

Roger On Microphone by Phonak

The Roger On remote directional microphone by Phonak is designed to be placed on a table to hear individuals among a conversation group or remotely to be closer to a sound source.

VoiceBooster Voice Amplifier

VoiceBooster is a small portable amplifier with a microphone and charger.

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids, when used with the Bose Hear app, are intended to adjust the audio signal to the needs of the user. These are OTC hearing aids that do not require an audiologist fitting.

 

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