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Handout - Illinois Academy of Audiology
Assistive Technology:
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Tina.Childress@illinois.gov
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Connect and Discover:
Assistive Technology
ILAA 2015
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Illinois School for the Deaf –
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Agenda
Why Assistive Technology?
Areas to cover:
The individual is a completely visual communicator
Advances in Amplification
Alerting Options and Emergency Preparedness
Hearing Assistive Technology
Telecommunications
Connectivity
Accessories
Speech-to-Text Services
Access for Entertainment
Apps
The individual’s HA/CI battery is dead
The individual’s HA or CI is being repaired
The individual gets limited benefit from their amplification and
wants to access information in a different way
The person talking is far away and the listener cannot hear
It’s noisy
…
Resources
Hearing aids
ADVANCES IN
AMPLIFICATION
Behind-the-ear
(BTE)
BTE Open fit
BTE Receiver in
the canal (RIC)
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Cochlear implants
= microphone location
Please don’t forget the T-coil!
Gives our patients OPTIONS to access many types of Hearing
Assistive Technology
Looped public spaces
Neckloops
Telecommunication
Orientation
Advanced Bionics
Vertical
Looped rooms
Neckloops
Horizontal
Telephone
Induction earhooks/ HATIS
http://www.hearinglosshelp.com/articles/tcoilorient.htm
Cochlear Corporation
Freedom
(vertical)
Naida Q70
(vertical)
Harmony
(slanted)
Neptune with T-Comm
(vertical)
External T-coil
(adjustable)
Med-El
Nucleus 6
(horizontal)
Nucleus 5
(horizontal)
Opus 2
(vertical)
Room Loop
Booster
Rondo
(vertical)
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Alerting Options
Very loud alarm
ALERTING OPTIONS AND
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Flashing/strobe light
Vibration
Most effective
Alarm clocks
Visual alerting systems
Stationary
Fire/smoke
Carbon monoxide
Weather radio
Portable
Baby monitor
Door knocker
Being alert at home
Access your local resources
Contact your local fire department
They can send someone to the individual’s home to do an
inspection with recommendations
They have a list of recommended electricians/services
Private electrician
Alarm company (e.g., ADT)
Do your families have a plan???
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Lodging
Lodging
When an individual makes a reservation…
When an individual arrives…
Hearing accessible rooms
Tell the front desk, in case of emergency
Visual alerts in main room and bathroom
Doorbell on outside of door
Give them permission to enter their room?
Ask for a second key
Hotel Kit
Make sure it works
Don’t use the additional safety lock
What to do in case of emergency
What to do in case of emergency
Patient Emergency Identification Card
Create your own Emergency Medical Identification card at
Contact the manufacturer or look in the materials received at
http://medids.com/free-id.php
initial stimulation
Keep next to (or in front of) your Driver’s License or State ID
ID jewelry or portable medical record storage
Google “medical alert jewelry”
Information to include
“Deaf”, “deaf” or “hard of hearing”
Use “cochlear implant(s)” or “hearing aid(s)”
Specific to CI recipients:
NO MRI
NO MONOPOLAR CAUTERY
Name and phone number to CI surgeon/clinic
HEARING ASSISTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
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Sending and receiving information
Transmitters
Frequency Modulation
(FM)
Digital Modulation (DM)
Infrared (IR)
Bluetooth
Receivers
Direct audio input
T-coil
Alone
Neckloop
Induction earhook
Single speaker
toteable/tower/ ceiling
Did you know…
Formerly known as…
Now known as…
Assistive Listening Device
(ALD)
Hearing Assistive/Assistance
Technology (HAT)
Soundfield systems
Classroom Audio
Distribution Systems (CADS)
FM systems
Remote Microphone
Hearing Assistive/Assistance
Technology
mounted
Multiple speakers
ceiling mounted /
interactive whiteboards
Streamer
Transmitters
Receivers
Microphone styles
CADS
Hearing Aid
Cochlear Implant
Infrared Devices
Toteable
Classroom
Receivers
IR system
Light Transmitter
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Induction Loop Systems
Accessories for HA and CI
Bluetooth (transmitter)
Streamers
Taxi
Set up for room loop
Chair loop
Personal loop
Telecommunications
Today’s telecommunication devices have put Deaf, deaf and
hard of hearing individuals on an EQUAL LEVEL with hearing
people:
E-mail
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Texting
Visual voice-mail
Instant Messaging
PIN (for BlackBerry users only)
Video calls
This is now!
Cell phones
The FCC require all cell phone makers and service providers to
make phones hearing aid compatible (HAC) for people using
hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Devices that are HAC compliant have:
Less static
Less interference
Better telecoil connections
HAC compliant device packages are marked with “M” or “T”
ratings
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What are “M” and “T” ratings?
“M” rating
“M” rating refers to the
“T” rating
“T” rating refers to the telecoil
mode.
microphone mode.
Wireless devices rated M3 or
two ratings.
www.accesswireless.org
www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder.php
Check the packaging/description card in the store
Wireless devices rated T3 or T4 are
likely to be more usable with a
hearing device's telecoil ("T Switch"
or "Telephone Switch")
M4 are likely to generate less
interference.
M4 is the better/higher of the
Finding the HAC rating
Search online if you know the make and model of the phone
T4 is the better/higher of the two
ratings.
Look for M4/T4 to have the best chance of being
interference free whether used with your hearing aids
or cochlear implants in microphone or t-coil mode.
Amplified telephones
Transcribed voicemail
Used in place of standard phones
Several services out there that will:
Listen to your voicemail using voice-recognition software or live
Models have a variety of features including tone adjustment,
volume boost, loud ringer, visual signalers, memory buttons,
capacity for multiple lines, and power adapters.
captioners
Transcribe your voicemail
E-mail it to your computer or mobile device
Check with your carrier to see which services are available
Prices range from around $0.35/message to unlimited messages for
$40/month
www.google.com/googlevoice (FREE!)
Sign up for a number
Captioning for phones
Video Relay Service (VRS)
Read the display on the desktop phone itself, a computer screen, a
tablet or mobile phone (will need to use speakerphone) as well as listen
to the other person’s voice
A relay service that uses the Internet and video equipment to
Used by people who voice for themselves
allow deaf persons to make phone calls using American Sign
Language (ASL) or English-based sign (with or without
speechreading cues)
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Ways to access VRS
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
Desktop
Uses video–conferencing
Portable
Download program
to personal
computer
Mobile
equipment to provide sign
language interpreting services
Both the deaf and hearing
person are in the same room
The interpreter is at a call
center in another city
Especially useful for rural areas
where there may be a lack of
qualified interpreters
Voice Carry Over
VCO is a feature from the relay service that allows a person
with hearing loss to use their own voice on the telephone,
while receiving the other party’s communication
Works with text relay as well as video relay
Ableplanet Headphones
Many products to choose from (e.g.,
standard, noise-canceling
headphones, wireless, boneconduction, infrared, Bluetooth)
CONNECTIVITY
Quattro 4.0 Amplified
Bluetooth Neckloop
Device needs to be Bluetooth compatible
Caller ID is visible
Removable Bluetooth microphone
Designed for people with hearing loss
so less likely to have interference
Cupped style is still recommended
Can also use with T-coil (but may need
to increase volume)
http://shop.ableplanet.com
http://www.clearsounds.com/node/172
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Streamers
Direct Audio Input
Proprietary intermediary device with various hearing aids and
Hearing aid users
cochlear implants
Will need an audioshoe (adapter) with 3-hole plug
Many can connect to iDevices via Bluetooth
Cochlear implant recipients
WARNING: If using with a cochlear implant
recipient, device must be battery-operated (NOT
powered by a plug into the wall) unless using a
cable with surge protection
Each manufacturer has their own proprietary cables
Audio cable to transmitter
Connect transmitter to input source (e.g., computer or TV)
and student will pick up signal via FM/DM
ACCESSORIES
Speakers
DreamZon LightOn Phone Signaler
Chill Pill
Uses the vibration from your phone to trigger the flashing
light alert
No plugs
BassBoomz
Optional additional bedshaker
Works as a stand, too
Logitech Speaker Stand
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Serene Innovations RF-200 Cell Phone
Signaler
Works with cell phones and landline phones
For cell phones, place the phone on the RF-200 cradle
and it will flash when it detects the vibration of your cell
phone
Unique flashing patterns to distinguish between
incoming calls or messages
Indicator light lets you know when you have missed
calls or messages
Detects and alerts to WEA (Wireless Emergency Alert)
public emergency broadcast warnings (if provided by
wireless carrier)
USB port for charging cell phone
Ringer tone Hi-Lo-Off
Bed shaker jack (bed shaker not included)
AC powered with battery backup (4 AA batteries not
included)
SPEECH-TO-TEXT
SERVICES
Credit: Valerie Stafford-Mallis from Alternative Communication Services
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Wearable accessories
Pebble watch
http://getpebble.com
Apple watch (early 2015)
https://www.apple.com/watch/
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Assistive Listening Devices
Plan ahead to make sure the
ACCESS FOR
ENTERTAINMENT
individual has any necessary
connections/cables and to allow
time for troubleshooting
Especially true if the individual
want to use their T-coil (which is
not available in all theaters)
Arrive at least 30 minutes early
and make sure that it is known
who is turning on the system,
channels are synched and the
batteries are good
http://www.ideasconsultinginc.com/stay-independent/entertainment.asp
Assistive Listening Devices
Headphone receiver options
CaptiView
Over-the-head receiver styles work best for those with
Need to get special device at the movie theater ticket
cochlear implants and/or hearing aids
counter
Words are displayed on a personal LED display
Sony’s Entertainment Access Glasses
Sign language interpreters
Need to get special device at the movie theater ticket
Off stage
counter
Words are displayed towards the bottom of the glasses
On stage
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Open Captioning
Personal Captioning in Theaters
Words are available for everyone to see
Includes dialogue as well as environmental sounds
Movies
Often has limited showing times and limited selection
Preferred by most deaf/hard of hearing people
Theater
Display is often on stage
It’s like karaoke!
Use a special device or tablet/SmartPhone to access captions
Accessible Theater in the
Chicagoland area
https://delicious.com/hlpuears/Chicago%20
Accessible%20Theater
Links to their accessibility pages
APPS
http://www.chicagoplays.com/access.html
Calendar view
What should I look for?
Multiple voice choices
If you can record your voice, even better!
Natural > synthesized
Turn on/off text
Auditory training/reading
Good volume control
External speaker
Media players with built-in CC
Be sure to update your Apps!
Record keeping
App-lications
http://bit.ly/Apps4HL
Accessibility
Advocacy
Audiology
Counseling tools
Hearing Test
Listening Therapy
Discrimination
Multi-step directions
Listening in noise
Learning a variety of
environmental sounds
Auditory memory
Music
Media Player
Captioned
Personal Amplifier
Sign Language
Sound Level Meter
Speech
Telecommunication
Text-based
ASL
Resources (e.g., favorite
developers, blogs and
websites)
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Apps that communicate with wearables
Otosense
http://www.otosense.com/
Coming to iOS soon!
Currently available on Google Play store
Can connect with Pebble
Will probably be compatible with Apple Watch in the future
Also compatible with Philips HUE lights
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eCaps Pro From Oticon
Enter in audiogram to simulate hearing loss
Demonstration of listening in different degrees of
background noise
FM simulation
Takes up 1.5 GB
Braci
http://braci.co/ios-version.html
Coming to iOS soon!
Currently available on Google Play store
Can connect with Pebble
Will probably be compatible with Apple Watch in the future
drawMD ENT
Can get DVD to load on PC (contact your Oticon rep)
http://bit.ly/eCapsPro (NOT on iTunes)
http://us.oticon.info/sage_us_lz/lz.aspx?p1=0524002S7681
&p=0http://us.oticon.info/sage_us_lz/lz.aspx?p1=0524002
S7681&p=0 (demo)
Data tracking
Great counseling tool
Various views of different parts of
the ear
Can track multiple things at the same time
Easy to use
Stamps that can be placed anywhere
Nice graphs
Tube
Cerumen
Cholesteatoma
Perforation
D.A.T.A. – Direct Assessment Tracking
Application
Telecommunications
InnoCaption
Uses live CART writers to transcribe
phone conversations
Different than CapTel,
ClearCaptions and CaptionCall
which uses voice recognition
technology (trained to the
Communication Assistant) to
transcribe phone conversations
My opinion Quicker, more accurate
RESOURCES
Assistive Technology:
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Outreach Program
Outreach Program
• For educators, parents, educational interpreters, other
professionals and paraprofessionals, college programs
Training
Consultations and technical
assistance
Cochlear Implant Support
Exhibits
• Especially for under-served locations
• Monthly meetings with students, evaluations and tools upon
graduation, CI Support Page, CI Connect Camp
Services are FREE to
you
We can provide CPDUs
and Certificates of
Completion
Need a minimum of 5
participants
• Local and state events
Conferences
• Parent and professional conferences
Social events
• Tiger Kids Days
Illinois School for the Deaf CI Support Page
http://bit.ly/ISDOutreachCI
Websites
Illinois School for the Deaf
http://www.illinoisdeaf.org
Outreach Program
http://bit.ly/ISDOutreach
Facebook page
http://bit.ly/ISDOutreachFB
Assistive Technology Project
www.jalc.edu/gurc/assistive_technology_project
TINA CHILDRESS
ILLINOIS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
SHERI COOK
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY REGIONAL CENTER - MIDWEST
CHERI SINNOTT
ILLINOIS SERVICE RESOURCE CENTER
Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center
http://listeningandspokenlanguage.org/Tertiary.aspx?id=1213
Assistive Technology:
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National Association of the Deaf
(NAD)
Hearing Loss
Association of America (HLAA)
http://nad.org/issues
http://www.hearingloss.org/
/technology
content/technology
Information about
Great resource that includes
applicable laws,
news and recent
developments
tutorials, explanations and
videos
Resources to other
websites
My social bookmarking site
www.delicious.com/hlpuears
Scores of links related to hearing loss – including AT and vendors
Searchable via tags
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