Listening at work and home can be challenging for anyone with hearing loss, even if they have hearing aids. Hearing aids amplify sound, but do not fix the damage done in the inner ear. Hearing Assistance Technology can help you communicate with more accuracy.
Uses for Hearing Assistance Technology
Hearing assistance technology comes in various forms and has numerous uses. Ways in which one can use it include:
- One-on-one conversations
- Group meetings
- Video conferences
- Live conferences
- Telephone calls
- Live and video presentations
If there’s a way to communicate, there’s a hearing assistance device to meet the need in both work and daily life.
Ava is one of the best devices one can purchase, not only because of its quality, but also because it is the most comprehensive. These devices are more stylish than you think; Ava is an app that converts speech into text and vice versa. Depending on the program level you choose, you can have 85-95+% interpretation accuracy and interpretation in different languages too. Some of its main features are:
- Live captioning
- Translation in up to 16 languages
- Text-to-speech communication
- Recorded transcripts
- Ava Web for virtual meetings
- Ava Scribe
- Customizable vocabulary for business
- Compatibility with audio equipment
Hearing Assistance Devices for Daily Life
Besides Ava, there are plenty of other hearing assistance technology available. For daily life, Live Transcribe by Google is an Android app best for daily use, featuring alerts to environmental sounds. It features speech-to-text technology, word customization, translation in over 80 languages and dialects, and external audio compatibility.
If you have Apple products, you can take advantage of Apple Sound Recognition and Apple Dictation. The first one is useful for picking up on environmental sounds like clapping, people (baby crying), fire alarms, and more. The latter is useful for speech-to-text communication and does not require an Internet connection to use.
Even without these apps, it is still possible to communicate when you have any form of hearing loss. If you do not have an assistance device, you can still use good old-fashioned pen and paper, a whiteboard, clear masks, round tables, or advance notes.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.