Hearing and vision (p1):

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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.

 

 

Improving Cinema Experience for the Vision Impaired

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 impairments as well. This article explains how this all works.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Hearing and vision

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.

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Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results. .........Read more

Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results. .........Read more

Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results. .........Read more

Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results. .........Read more

Passavant explorers evaluate "TV Ears"

The Test Pilots/Passavant Community Longevity Explorers Circle evaluated the product "TV Ears" at their October 2019 meeting. Here are the results. .........Read more

 

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

Daylight Company Task Lighting

 
Daylight Lamp
 

Daylight Company lights are intended to provide high-level illumination to aid persons with sight loss, and featured in a recent Longevity Explorer exploration of vision gadgets.

 

OttLite Task Lighting

 
OttLite
 

OttLite lamps are designed to produce light similar to natural daylight in order to reduce eyestrain and to see true colors and fine details. 

 

 

Yoctosun LED Magnifier

 
 

The YOCTOSUN lighted magnifier is a lightweight head-worn device intended to provide hands-free improved visibility for reading, hobby, or other close work. 

 

Be My Eyes

 
Be My Eyes
 

Be My Eyes is a free app for iOS or Android devices that is designed to connect persons with vision impairment to sighted volunteers who also use the app to assist the caller with visual problem-solving. 

 

Acesight

 
Acesight
 

Acesight devices are wearable electronic glasses intended to improve visual acuity for low vision people.

 

SoundPrint

 
SoundPrint
 

SoundPrint is an app intended to help the user seeking a quieter place find and rate venues according to ambient sound levels.

 

Patriot ViewPoint Low Vision Glasses

 
 

Patriot ViewPoint low vision glasses are intended to be comfortable to wear and to render images, text, and objects with clarity, as well viewing television more clearly.

 

Mighty Sight LED Magnifying Eyewear

 
 

Ontel's Mighty Sight is Eyewear intended to fit over conventional glasses to illuminate and magnify print or objects.

 

Koolertron Video Magnifier

 
 

A video magnifier designed specifically to be used to enlarge things for people with impaired vision.

From the website: "Suitable for : cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic atrophy, retinopathy, high myopia, congenital cataract, nystagmus, albinism, elder man...

 

 

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