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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...

 

 

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.

 

 

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...

 

 

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

Help for the Hard of Hearing

Laura reported increasing difficulty following what people say in conversation. She finds herself just smiling and nodding. .........Read more

Hearing Augmentation for Meetings

Explorer Steve explains the (hearing loop) type of hearing augmentation equipment, which can be found in some meeting rooms and works with certain types of hearing aids. .........Read more

Cochlear Implants: My Experience

Cochlear Implant and other hearing aids were described and discussed.  .........Read more

Audio Enhancement in Meeting Rooms

Explorer Steve is looking into ways to enhance the clarity of sound in a building's meeting rooms. His research has led him to the conclusion that the wisest next step is to consult the users about what they want, and what would work best in the space.

The problems include difficulty... .........Read more

I Really Like this Hearing Amplifier

Explorer Jean Marie reports her approval of an affordable hearing amplifier which helps her greatly when watching films in theatres or television at home. .........Read more

 

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

Nuheara

 
Nuheara IQbuds
 

Nuheara IQbuds are wireless hearing augmentation devices designed to be worn in the ears and intended to be adjustable to hear speech or ambient sounds as desired by the user.

 

DayClocks

 
DayClock
 

DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.

 

Britzgo Hearing Amplifier

 
hearing amplifier
 

The Britzgo Hearing Amplifier is intended to offer an affordable alternative to costly hearing aids.

 

The EarLens Device

 
Earlens hearing aid
 

The EarLens Device is a hearing aid with a novel design intended to more effectively transmit sound by converting sound waves to light.

 

Toobaloo

 
toobaloo, auditory feedback device
 

Toobaloo is a tubular device designed to give auditory feedback to children (or adults having speech therapy) and to help adjust fluency.

 

Extra Large Impaired Vision Clock

 
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.

 

VFO Group

 
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 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 SmartGlasses

 
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.

 

 

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