Developments in Research and Technology: Hearing Assistive TechnologiesBy Levitt, Harry, PhD; Ross, Mark, PhD; Volta Voices, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 23-25
Publication Date: November/December 2001
Article discussing four categories of hearing assistive devices, including alerting systems, special purpose amplifiers, telephone aids, and wireless devices. Alerting systems provide access to remote alerting signals, such as a baby crying in another room or a faucet dripping in another part of the house. The hearing aid is the most widely used special purpose amplifier, with conference microphone systems being the most common example. The most commonly used telephone aid is the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf, which is a text communication aid that translates typed text into speech. Finally, wireless devices are discussed, with cellular phones listed as a modern example.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J43489