Vision and Hearing Technology Devices
Hearing devices, also called assistive listening devices, open up a world of social and work opportunities for people who are hard of hearing. In the same way, technology for the blind such as computer screen readers enables them participate in all the computer-based activities, both personal and professional, as their sighted friends. The following articles will help you explore what technologies might work for you, what research is currently underway, and recent advances you may want to consider for your own situation.
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An option for the hearing impaired and those with hearing loss, cochlear implants use an external signal processor to change sound into electrical impulses that travel along the auditory nerve to the...
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Screen reader WebAnywhere works from your browser to speak pages out loud. The free resource is quick, works with public and private computers, and operates equally well on PCs and Macs.