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Voice Recognition Technology in Iraq

Voice Recognition Technology in Iraq April 2003 Editor: I saw an interesting article about a handheld device called a Phraselator being used by military personnel in Iraq to convert English phrases to Arabic or Kurdish. The device uses voice recognition technology and seems to require no training of individual voices. My guess is that this works because the device only ...

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Wisconsin Relay Service Tests Voice Recognition

Wisconsin Relay Service Tests Voice Recognition November 2001 We’ve been hearing that voice recognition technology might be the “next big thing” for people with hearing loss for a long time. It seems it’s always just a year or two away from being ready for prime time. It looks like it may have finally arrived! The Wisconsin Relay Service is going ...

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ALDA Speech Recognition Panel – Part 2

ALDA Speech Recognition Panel – Part 2 Here’s Part One! Not all speech recognition tasks are equal. Some speech recognition situations are much easier than others. Early speech recognition since the ’70’s depended on favorable conditions such as small vocabulary, discrete speech, known subject material, one speaker who spent weeks training the system to match voice patterns, no background noise ...

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ALDA Speech Recognition Panel – Part 1

ALDA Speech Recognition Panel – Part 1 Automatic Speech Recognition Systems as a Conversational Aid by People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Presentation October 1999 Association for Late-Deafened Adults Conference Reported by Jim House, TDI Presenters: (2 sessions) Dr. Carl Jensema – Institute on Disability Dr. Ross Stuckless – NTID/RIT Dr. Judy Harkins – Gallaudet Technology Assessment Program ...

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USC/Navy Research

USC/Navy Research Biomedical engineers at the University of Southern California have created the world’s first machine system that can recognize spoken words better than humans can. In benchmark testing, USC’s speech recognition system bested all existing computer systems and outperformed the keenest human ears. The system may eventually advance voice control of computers and other machines, help the deaf, aid ...

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Sprint Launches Bundle of Android Apps for Hearing Loss Applications

Sprint Launches Bundle of Android Apps for Hearing Loss Applications June 2011 Sprint recently released the Sprint Relay ID pack, which allows anyone who has difficulty hearing on their phone and members of the deaf community who use sign language to receive a customized bundle of applications, links, tips, icons, widgets and wallpapers on their Sprint ID-capable Android device. Tailored ...

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You CAN Hear Better on an Internet Phone

You CAN Hear Better on an Internet Phone! June 2011 A study has confirmed what many hearing impaired people have long known: That conversations on internet telephones are easier to understand than those on traditional telephones. Many hearing impaired people experience that they can better understand what is being said when a conversation is being carried out on an internet ...

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HLAA Exhibits – Part Four

HLAA Exhibits – Part Four By Bonnie O’Leary and Cheryl Heppner July 2009 Editor: One of the best things about the HLAA convention is the opportunity to see all the latest and greatest technology. For those who can’t make it to the convention, Cheryl Heppner and Bonnie O’Leary do an OUTSTANDING job of reporting on the exhibits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ – Clarity ...

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HLAA Exhibits – Part One

HLAA Exhibits – Part One By Cheryl Heppner June 2009 Editor: One of the best things about the HLAA convention is the opportunity to see all the latest and greatest technology. For those who can’t make it to the convention, Cheryl Heppner does an OUTSTANDING job of reporting on the exhibits. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ – Panasonic – Hamilton Relay ~~~~~ Panasonic My ...

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Cordless Phones to be Hearing Aid Compatible

Cordless Phones to be Hearing Aid Compatible Editor: Several telephone manufacturers have agreed to make ALL their cordless phones hearing aid compatible! This is wonderful news for those of us who have struggled with this issue! Here’s the announcement. Cordless Phone Manufacturers to Make All Handsets TIA-1083 Compliant TIA’s Interference Standard Quickly Becoming Ubiquitous in the Industry. Arlington, Va. – ...

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