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Hearing health and vision health

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Analysis & Exploration: Hearing and vision

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... .........Read more

 

 

I recently became aware of an entire ecosystem of services to help people with all levels of vision impairment enjoy movies. These services provide an audio description of the visual scene. It's a bit like subtitles, but for the blind. Of course these services can help those with other vision... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Hearing and vision

How well does the i Phone work with hearing aids? Hear this discussion from our March circle. .........Read more
Explorer Shelly opens the discussion on hearing problems by saying that he has the most trouble hearing, even with hearing aids, in a movie theater. .........Read more
Explorer Helen has questions for the group before she goes ahead with getting contact lenses. .........Read more
Explorer Mary reports that she has heard about improved performance of hearing aids when used in bluetooth connection with a smartphone. Explorer: Its Fabulous .........Read more
The Explorer Circle members contribute anecdotal reports from personal experience regarding hearing problems and use of hearing aids. .........Read more
A S.F. Village Explorer explains that hearing the dialog in movies is a problem for her, and that a good solution for some settings won't work in others. .........Read more

 

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

 
Big Keyboard iPad app
 
The BigKeys keyboard app is intended to enlarge the font size to enable users with visual disability or poor vision tend to use a physical keyboard with an iPad, since they may tend not to see (or feel) what they tapped on.
 
 
Closed caption phone displays
 
CapTel offers services and equipment for use by persons with hearing loss.
 
 
amplifier, hearing aid
 
AUD-1 is an app for smartphone or computer which is intended to allow the hearing impaired user to amplify and fine tune sounds heard through headphones to meet individual needs.
 
 
hearing aid buying guide
 
The Hearing Aid Buying Guide is a thoroughgoing tutorial by Consumer Reports informing consumers on a variety of hearing loss related topics.
 
 
iHEAR hearing aid
 
iHEAR Medical is a website offering affordably priced hearing aid devices, with optional home testing and remote adjustments.
 
 
Drivesafe Lenses, vision care
 
Zeiss DriveSafe lenses are designed to solve the problems that older adults report while driving at night or adverse weather conditions.
 
 
National Hearing Test
 
A test to see if you are hearing impaired
 
 
resound lapel microphone
 

The ReSound Lapel microphone is a small device that wirelessly pairs to a LiNX hearing aid. You hand it to a person and they clip it to their lapel. Now you are able to hear them clearly from quite a ways away. The ReSound can also be placed on a table top to hear everyone sitting around the...

 
 
Magnifier, reading aid app,
 
The Magnifier app is an Android version of the EyeReader iPhone app.
 

 

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