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Analysis & Exploration: Hearing and vision

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.

 

 

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

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

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)

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...

 

Sereonic TV Soundbox

 
 

Speaker that can play the sound from a TV, and be positioned right by a person who needs it to be louder, with independent volume control.

 

Nuheara

 
 

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

 
 

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

 

The EarLens Device

 

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 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

 
 

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.

 

Vispero

 
Freedom Scientific Vision Aids
 

Vispero 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.

 

 

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