Hearing-device wearers report that assistive technology to contain background noise is still a holy grail and needs industry co-operation, according to an Action on Hearing Loss survey: Ninety-six per cent of respondents said hearing in noisy settings is a major challenge. Just 12% of hearing aid users and 27% of cochlear implant wearers are satisfied now. Help From The Hearing-Device Industry
Jacoti BBVA, the cloud-based hearing applications provider from which consumer electronics firms can license IP-protected solutions, is a contender in the Global Mobile Awards 2017. Mobile device users use the Jacoti Hearing Suite to customise and monitor their hearing experience, with typical hearing or to achieve sound amplification with(out) hearing device/s. Digital hearing-aids and cochlear implants can be connected
Families (and adult cochlear implant wearers) routinely ask Sound Advice to recommend apps at different stages in their path to digital hearing – often for the first time. Speech & language development have close links to early literacy skills, therefore parents and caregivers who actively read and talk with their children are likely to raise
With a child’s oral vocabulary at age two (speaking & understanding) predicting academic and behavioural outcomes in later years, parents can ask how to teach their baby about sound and meaning. Talking to your baby [with hearing devices on] is the secret! Toddler Babble Is Language Progress By some estimates, over 90 percent of a
Hearing tests in South Africa via teleaudiology systems now offer two options for client diagnostics. The first is asynchronous tests with clients tested (remotely) online and results passed to a professional. With synchronous tests, a client’s hearing is tested in real time, with the professional reviewing and referring the test results onward as relevant. Apps For Self-Programming Hearing-Aids Transmedicine audiology systems, or
Two new apps, CinemaConnect and MobileConnect, are devised for cinema and theatre fans to optimise incidental show dialogue for their hearing needs simply by calibrating the sound levels on their smart phones – even when hearing devices are not worn. A streaming audio signal transmitted from the movie screen or stage is detected by a user’s phone, with sound relayed
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