Smartphones keep us all connected - to our moms on WhatsApp, to our friends on social media and to the latest viral cat video. That can all be a lot of fun - but for some people, phones represent far more than just recreation. The ability to communicate via text messaging and other accessible technologies has connected many deaf and hard-of-hearing people to the world in a way that was impossible a few years ago. Not only does this tech enable deaf and hard-of-hearing people connect with the world, it also helps people with normal hearing communicate with them.
Download these helpful hearing and speech assistance apps for free on iOS or Android and have easier and more accessible communication with people who are hearing impaired.
Ava is a handy app that is designed to make communication for deaf or hard-of-hearing people a little bit easier. To engage in a conversation with another person, a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual simply needs to hold the phone up to the person they’re speaking to and the app will translate the speech into text. The great thing about this app is that it works with group discussions as well and is not limited to one-on-one conversations.
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