Supplement Your Hearing Aids: Hearing Assistive Technologies (HAT)By Ross, Mark, PhD; Hearing Loss Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp.18-24
Publication Date: November/December 2006
Article reviews hearing assistive technologies (HAT), which supplement the contributions of hearing aids. Examples of HAT include: (1) Companion Mics system, which improves hearing in situations where more than one person is talking communication; (2) hearing aid compatible telephones and options such as amplification, tone controls, ring alert, and audio output jack; (3) captioned telephone (CapTel); (4) Dragon NaturallySpeaking automatic speech recognition program; (5) hand-held captioner with an FM receiver; and (6) portable induction loop and public address systems.
Assistive Products Discussed: DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING
Published by: Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) (Website:http://www.hearingloss.org)