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I Can SEE What You Hear

I Can SEE What You Hear A WSD Workshop This Western Symposium on Deafness (WSD) workshop provided a nice overview of the various technologies that are provide communications access for people with hearing loss. The three main discussion areas were Classroom Access, Communication Technologies, and Signaling Devices. The workshop was presented by Pat Billies and Dr. Marcia Kolvitz. Video Remote ...

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High-tech gadgets help deaf hear well

High-tech gadgets help deaf hear well By Linda Knapp Editor: Here’s a great discussion in layman’s terms of the “high tech gadgets” that help people with hearing loss. This article first appeared in the Seattle Times. Thanks to Linda Knapp for her kind permission for us to share it with you. A year ago, I wouldn’t have written a column ...

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Auditory Nerve Implant Next Big Hearing Loss Breakthrough

Auditory Nerve Implant Next Big Hearing Loss Breakthrough? by Anne Rueter Editor: The cochlear implant (CI) has been a phenomenal success for many people with severe to profound hearing loss. Now the folks at the University of Michigan are evaluating an auditory nerve implant, which they believe is better than a CI in many respects! Here’s their press release. More ...

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Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom

Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom By Jennifer LeClaire Editor: How does a Gallaudet student with poor ASL skills keep up in a classroom where everything is signed? One way is through the use of some very innovative robotics! This article is reprinted with permission of TechNewsWorld.com and ECT News Network. Copyright 2006 ECT News Network, Inc. All rights reserved. ...

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New Headphones Allow Parents to Monitor Listening Levels

New Headphones Allow Parents to Monitor Listening Levels Editor: Here’s an idea that might really pay off – a pair of headphones that have red and green indicator lights to notify parents if the volume is too high or not. Learn more about them in this press release from Hamilton Elecronics. Hamilton Electronics, a leader in electronics for the education ...

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New Toys and Tools

New Toys and Tools By Cheryl Heppner Editor: Here’s Cheryl’s writeup of Norman Williams’ Toys and Tools workshop at the TDI Conference. If you want to be conversant on the leading edge technology, here’s your article! Norman Williams is the Senior Research Engineer in the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University. He has an AAS degree from the National Technical ...

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House Ear Institute’s Exciting Hearing Loss Projects

House Ear Institute’s Exciting Hearing Loss Projects Editor: The folks at the House Ear Institute are working on a couple of very exciting projects that have the potential to revolutionize hearing loss treatment. The first is the Hearing Aid Assessment Project, an attempt to develop a system that better matches hearing aid technology to patient needs. The second project is ...

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Hearing Aid Research and Technology

Hearing Aid Research and Technology Hearing aids are technological marvels, and their features are changing at an amazing pace. Much of the technology that makes today’s hearing aids so effective wasn’t even available just a few years ago. It’s a tough assignment, but we intend to keep abreast of all the developing hearing aid technology and report on it as ...

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Audience Introduces Industry-First Voice Processor Based on Human Hearing System

Audience Introduces Industry-First Voice Processor Based on Human Hearing System Editor: There’s so much hype about various technologies to reduce background noise and improve speech recognition among people with hearing loss that I’m very skeptical of new claims. The folks at Audience are touting their new technology that is modeled on the human hearing system. I’m really hoping that these ...

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dB Logic Debuts Volume Limiting Headphones

dB Logic Debuts Volume Limiting Headphones September 2010 Combining superior sound, style and comfort with healthy listening, dB Logic today announced the world’s first family of no-battery-required, ultra-low distortion sound pressure level limiting headphones and earphones for teens and adults. dB Logic’s headphones and earphones with SPL2(tm) technology help protect users from long-term hearing damage. In addition, the company is ...

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