Hearing and vision (p1):

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Analysis & Exploration: Hearing and vision

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

 

 

Low Vision: Aids, Adaptations & Resources

People with low vision often benefit from adaptations, low vision aids and devices, and supportive resources for their daily activities. This article is about these tools. .........Read more

 

 

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

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Hearing and vision

i Phone and Hearing Aids

How well does the i Phone work with hearing aids? Hear this discussion from our March circle. .........Read more

Huge Improvement with this Hearing Aid Booster

Explorer Peg addresses the group about a huge improvement she has found in how well she can hear using a new hearing aid plus "booster". .........Read more

Lightbulb Replacement: Look for the Lumens

Explorer Marilyn reports that when her 100 watt closet bulb burned out, someone replaced it with one of 60 watts - inadequate for her purposes. .........Read more

The Problem with My Hearing Aids

Explorer Jean Marie complains about hearing impairment - even with hearing aids - in settings with a lot of background noise. .........Read more

Can this Device Help Improve Speech Imperfections?

Explorer Lynn demonstrates a product intended for use by teachers as well as other professionals in teaching or treating speech therapy. Explorers speculate on many possible use cases. .........Read more

Hearing Problems we Need Solved

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

 

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

 
Imapaired vision clock
 
The Extra Large Impaired Vision Digital Clock is intended to make it easier for persons with low vision or with dementia to keep track of the day and time at a glance.
 
 
Freedom Scientific Vision Aids
 
VFO is a collection of four brands of instruments (and software) that are intended to benefit persons with low vision. Together these brands offer a range of propducts such as readers and accessibility software to help visually impaired people.
 
 
IrisVision Low Vision Aids
 
IrisVision uses a dedicated smartphone embedded in a headset. The intent is to use virtual reality technology to drive the phone's camera, rendering real time images that can be seen by users with low vision.
 
 
NuEyes wearable tech
 
NuEyes SmartGlasses are wearable camera technology intended to capture the view in the direction the user is looking, and translate the view into HD projection in front of their eyes.
 
 
esight wearable tech
 
eSight Eyewear is wearable camera technology intended to display the view of the low vision wearer in OLED HD in real time.
 
 
Aira, low vision navigation app
 
Aira is an app for blind or low vision users. It is designed to work on wearable devices paired with a smartphone, and by connecting the user to a call center where agents may assist with reading and navigation.
 
 
Prismo Text Capture
 
Prizmo Go is an iOS app intended to capture text and allow the user to interact with it in various ways, including reading it back by voice.
 
 
Blind & Visually Impaired Camera
 
TapTapSee is an iOS app designed to use an iPhone's camera to capture an image, and then announce its identity to the user.
 
 
Optelec Compact Vision Aid
 
The Optelec Compact+ is a palm sized magnifier designed to offer a variety of features not found in standard magnifiers.
 

 

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