SoundBytes, A Division of Independent Living Aids, LLCP.O. Box 9022
Hicksville, New York 11802
Products distributed by SoundBytes, A Division of Independent Living Aids, LLC (listed alphabetically)
15-INCH LAPTOP COMPUTER MAGNIFIER
The 15-Inch Laptop Computer Magnifier is a computer screen magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. Designed to enlarge text on a laptop monitor, this magnifier offers 3 times magnification by placing the magnifier in front of the screen. This clear, rigid magnifier completely covers the screen and features little arms that rest on the top to hold it in place. It is lightweight and can also be held over a printed page to magnify text or images. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 10.25 x 14 inches.
2.5X FOLDING MAGNIFIER
The 2.5X Folding Magnifier is a folding pocket magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. Designed as a convenient aid for people who need to read the display on a cell phone, this pocket magnifier lens folds into an attached flip case and provides magnification up to 2.5 times the normal size of text, a picture or an object. This magnifier can be carried in a purse or pocket for use with restaurant menus, the telephone book, and minor hobby work.
ANSWER VOICE ACTIVATED ANSWERING MACHINE
The Answer is a voice activated answering machine designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or vision disabilities. Completely voice activated, this digital device has no operating buttons. The unit stores up to 60 messages with a time stamp (up to 15 total minutes of speech). The unit recognizes more than 16 different commands, requires no voice training, and can be accessed remotely by telephone using voice commands. The unit constantly "listens" to a predetermined trigger phrase. Once this trigger is recognized, the unit will listen to a command from the user. Examples of typical commands are: "Play New" to play new incoming messages, "Tell Time" to tell the current time and day, and "Set Volume" to set the system's volume level. POWER: Uses the included power supply. WARRANTY: One year warranty on parts and labor.
BASIC SIGNING FLASH CARDS
Basic Signing Flash Cards are boxed sets of 100 color cards designed to teach basic signs to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Three sets are available, each depicting the sign for a specific word. The Beginning Signing Primer set includes signs and vocabulary for colors, days, months, time, weather and family members. Both Set A and Set B of the Basic Signing Vocabulary decks include simple vocabulary words with their associated signs. DIMENSIONS: Cards are 4 x 6 inches.
BEAUTIFUL SNAIL CHARM
The Beautiful Snail Charm is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. These charms can be attached to the tube connecting the case of a hearing aid located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. The charm is designed in the shape of a snail with a blue crystal in the center of the shell.
BRAILLE / TACTILE JUMBO DIE
The Braille/Tactile Jumbo Die is tactile dice designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Sold individually, the over-sized die has black tactile dots. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. COLOR: White cube with black dots.
CHILD TALKING WATCH
The Child Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This watch features a round silver tone case with a white face and a Velcro band closure strap that fits all wrists. The watch speaks the time only. COLOR: The band is available in royal blue, pink, or red.
CLAPPER PLUS WITH REMOTE CONTROL
The Clapper Plus with Remote Control is a sound activated switch and radio remote control for lights or appliances designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This unit allows the user to turn one or two appliances on or off by clapping hands or by pressing a button on a remote control. The remote control operates at a distance up to 25 feet away, and can operate through walls from another room or from outside. Operable appliances include lamps, Christmas tree lights, fans, and radios. The remote can be handheld or mounted to a wall or to furniture such as a dresser with the included adhesive. The switch can be adjusted for softer or louder claps. In the Away setting, connected appliances turn on with the detection of any sound. OPTIONS: Remote switch available separately. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 5 x 4 inches. WEIGHT: 9.3 ounces.
DINO ASL UNISEX WATCH
The Dino ASL Unisex Watch is a low vision watch and ASL display watch designed for use by individuals with low vision and individuals who speak American Sign Language (ASL). This watch features an extra large face with bold black numbers displayed in American Sign Language symbols. Other features include a black stretch canvas strap with an adjustable touch-fastener. DIMENSIONS: The face is 2 inches in diameter.
DINO JUNIOR BIG NUMBER CALCULATOR
The Dino Junior Big Number Calculator is a large print calculator designed for use by individuals with low vision. Features include a large liquid crystal display (LCD) and large keys with bold, black-on-white numbers. The eight-digit calculator performs standard mathematical functions and percentages and is small enough to fit in a purse or briefcase. POWER: Uses solar power and batteries (G-10 or Eveready 189) (not included). DIMENSIONS: (LxWxD) 5.67 x 4.17 x .87 inches.
DINO LV UNISEX WATCH
The Dino LV Unisex Watch is a low vision watch designed for use by individuals who have low vision. This watch features a round gold-framed white face with extra large bold black numbers and hands. It also has a fabric stretch band. DIMENSIONS: The face measures over 2 inches in diameter. COLOR: The band is black. WARRANTY: 1 year warranty.
Earobics is an auditory perceptual training and pre-reading tutorial program designed for use by children and adults with communication or learning disabilities or who are hard of hearing. It provides phonological awareness and auditory processing training for the prevention and remediation of reading and other language-based disabilities. The software comes in home, classroom, and professional versions. The professional version is designed for use by reading specialists, audiologists, and speech language pathologists (SLP's). The classroom version, also called Earobics Literacy Launch, is available in CD-ROM, Local Area Network (LAN), or Wide Area Network (WAN) format. The Home, Professional, and Classroom versions each include three products: Step 1 and Step 2 for children, and Step 1 for adolescents and adults. Step 1 features six interactive games with up to 114 levels of play, teaching the phonological awareness, auditory processing and introductory phonics skills required for learning to read and spell. The games also develop general cognitive skills that support learning, such as attention and memory. Step 2 features five interactive games with up to 168 levels of play, addressing the skills targeted in Step 1 at a higher level, plus language processing skills that are critical for extracting meaning from spoken language and written text. Step 1 for Adolescents and Adults provides game-style multimedia instruction designed to appeal to adolescents and adults who are struggling to read faster, spell better, and improve their comprehension. Game play is automatically adjusted to the skill level and progress of the student. Other factors that can be adjusted include the amount of visual cueing and auditory feedback, the rate at which sounds are presented, the length of sound units, and the amount of background noise competing for the student's attention. The Classroom and Professional versions include management tools to allow the teacher, audiologist, or SLP to customize each game to the needs of each student, by limiting play to the games that target the student's deficit skills, choosing the starting levels of difficulty within each game, determining when skill training should be repeated or skipped, and customizing auditory repetition and other features. The software also automatically generates goals for each activity in IEP (Individualized Education Plan) format, collects performance data for each student, and prints each student's progress reports by date or range of dates. A password option protects the confidentiality and reliability of data records. Names can be removed and added to the player list in the professional and classroom versions, but not the home version. OPTIONS: Professional Version options include Specialist/Clinician Resource Guides for Step 1, Step 2, and Step 1 for Adolescents and Adults. Classroom Version options include a Teacher's Resource Guide; Integrated Multimedia Tools and Books, including uppercase and lowercase letter mats and letter sets, picture/word cards, letter/sound review deck, big and small books, videotapes, audiotapes, talking CD-ROM books; and School-to-Home Connections materials, including Earobics Home Software, take-home books, and reproducible activities and manipulatives. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For IBM-compatible computers, 133 megaherta (Mhz) Pentium processor or above; Windows 95/98/NT operating system; 32 megabytes (MB) random access memory (RAM); 16 MB available RAM (32 MB recommended); 256 color display (16 bit color recommended); 4x CD-ROM drive; 10 MB available hard disk space; Soundblaster compatible 16-bit sound card and speakers. For Macintosh, Macintosh 603e Power Macintosh (604 Power Macintosh or above recommended); System 7.6.1 or higher operating system; 32 MB RAM; 16 MB available RAM (32 MB recommended); 256 color display (thousands of colors recommended); 4x CD-ROM drive; 10 MB available hard disk space.
FLASHING REMOTE DOORBELL
The Flashing Remote Doorbell is a flashing light signal designed to alert individuals with hearing disabilities to the ringing of the doorbell. Encased in a clock base with LED display, this remote doorbell features a flashing light and night-light settings in addition to 32 different musical chimes options. This unit also functions as a standard alarm clock and stopwatch and works up to 50 feet away from the doorbell. The unit comes with hanging hardware. POWER: Battery backup uses 4 AAA batteries and doorbell uses a 12-volt battery (not included). DIMENSIONS (Clock/flashing alert): (HxDxW): 5.5 x 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Doorbell button: 2.75 x.75 x 1.75 inches.
FLYING FRIENDS BUMBLEBEE CHARM
The Flying Friends Bumblebee Charm is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. These charms can be attached to the tube connecting the case of a hearing aid located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. The charm is designed in the shape of a bumblebee with yellow crystals for eyes.
FLYING FRIENDS DRAGONFLY CHARM
The Flying Friends Dragonfly Charm is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. These charms can be attached to the tube connecting the case of a hearing aid located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. The charm is designed in the shape of a dragonfly.
FLYING FRIENDS LADYBUG CHARM
The Flying Friends Ladybug Charm is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. These charms can be attached to the tube connecting the case of a hearing aid located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. The charm is designed in the shape of a ladybug with red crystals embedded in the wings.
HEARTS CHANGEABLE CHARMS
The Hearts Changeable Charms are hearing aid accessories designed for use by individuals who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. These charms can be attached to the tube connecting the case of a hearing aid located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. Designed in the shape of a heart, these charms are available in four patterns and are attached to a clasp with a round faceted Swarovski crystal.
ICE CREAM SUNDAE CHARM
The Ice Cream Sundae Charm is a hearing aid accessory designed for use by individuals who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. These charms can be attached to the tube connecting the case of a hearing aid located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. The charm is designed in the shape of an ice cream sundae and features strawberry ice cream colored beads in a silver container with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
ILA 56 INCH MINICANE - CARBON FIBER TELESCOPIC WHITE CANE
The ila 56 Inch MiniCane - Carbon Fiber Telescopic White Cane is a telescoping white cane designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Made of carbon fiber, this cane is 9.25 inches long when folded, and it comes with a zippered protective case. The cane is lightweight, and it has a handle, wrist strap and nylon tip. DIMENSIONS: Length is 56 inches (extended) and 9.25 inches (folded). COLOR: White.
ILAGLO UNISEX LOW VISION WATCH SILVER TONE
The ilaGLO Unisex Low Vision Watch Silver Tone is a low vision watch designed for use by individuals with low vision. This watch features large black hands and numbers (12, 3, 6 and 9) on a white face and a button that, when pushed, activates a light that illuminates the dial and numbers on the watch face. The face of the watch is surrounded by a silver tone casing. DIMENSIONS: The face measures 1.5 inches in diameter. COLOR: The watch is available with an expandable silver tone band or a black leather band.
ILAGLO UNISEX WATCH GOLD TONE
The ilaGLO Unisex Watch Gold Tone is a low vision watch designed for use by individuals with low vision. This watch features large black hands and numbers (12, 3, 6 and 9) on a white face and a button that, when pushed, activates a light that illuminates the dial and numbers on the watch face. The face of the watch is surrounded by a gold tone casing. DIMENSIONS: The face measures 1.5 inches in diameter. COLOR: The watch is available with an expandable gold tone band or a black leather band.
IN BETWEEN LARGE SIZE WATCH
The In Between Large Size Watch is a low vision watch designed for use by individuals with low vision. This watch is designed with extra wide hands and bold black numbers for enhanced visibility. Other features include a silver and gold accented bezel, white face, and a leather band. DIMENSIONS: The face is 1.5 inches in diameter. COLOR: The watch band is black.
KELVIN TALKING THERMOSTAT
The Kelvin Talking Thermostat is a low vision thermostat designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, mobility disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This programmable thermostat controls heat, fan, and air conditioner functions. It can be operated by pushing its large tactile buttons, all of which talk, or through voice commands. To initiate voice commands, the user presses a button, claps hands, knocks on a table or desk, or whistles. When a button is pressed, a clear voice states what that button signifies. The thermostat can also announce the time, room temperature, and temperature setting. Programming buttons include "Set Day," "Set Time," and "Raise" or "Lower" temperature. The thermostat can be programmed to lower the temperature daily at specific times of day, such as evening, and to raise the temperature the following morning. It can also be programmed for weekends or vacations, when the residence is unoccupied, and to adjust automatically for periods when the house is occupied again. Other features include a microphone, Fahrenheit or Celsius settings, and an LCD display. POWER: Uses four double-A batteries. The unit is equipped with a low battery warning. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5 x 1 3/8 x 5 inches. COLOR: Light gray. WARRANTY: One year limited warranty.
LADY'S GOLD TONE LV WATCH
The Lady’s Gold Tone LV Watch is a low vision watch designed for use by women with low vision. Features include black bold numbers and hands that provide sharp contrast against the white face. The numbers are imprinted at 12, 3, 6, and 9 with the intervening hours indicated by black triangles. This watch also has a leather band. DIMENSIONS: The face measures .75 inches. COLOR: The watch band is available in black leather or as a gold expansion band.
LADY'S SILVER TONE TALKING WATCH
The Lady's Silver Tone Talking Watch is a voice output watch designed for use by women who are blind or have low vision. The time is announced in a female voice. This four-button watch offers an optional hourly announcement, plus a choice of three alarms, cuckoo, beeps or a rooster crow. It has an indigo blue face with a silver tone bezel, and the hours are marked with silver slashes at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock and smaller silver dots at the remaining hours. It is available with a silver expansion band or black leather band. DIMENSIONS: The face is approximately 1 inch.
LINEAR MALIBU BANGLE WATCH
The Linear Malibu Bangle Watch is a low vision watch designed for use by women with low vision. The watch features a large white display face with silver tone case; scratch resistant mineral glass crystal; and large black numbers at 3, 6, 9 and 12. Other features include quartz movement and a faux-alligator strap. DIMENSIONS: The dial is 1.25 inches in diameter. COLOR: The band is available in black, brown, pink, gold, navy, and red.
LOGICOM CI FM RECEIVER
The Logicom CI FM Receiver is an FM personal amplification system and cochlear implant accessory designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This small, lightweight unit lets cochlear implant users receive clear speech, without restricting physical activity. It is compatible with both ear-level and body worn processors, and connects directly to a processor via the auxiliary input. Direct connection improves signal to noise ratio and sound quality. It can also connect into a BTE (behind the ear) processor, which may require an auxiliary port. The unit operates on the 216 to 217 megaHertz (mHz) band. OPTIONS: Microphone transmitter. POWER: Uses size 13 zinc air hearing aid battery. DIMENSIONS: 0.5 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches. WEIGHT: 0.35 ounces.
MAN'S GOLD TONE LV WATCH BLACK FACE
The Man’s Gold Tone LV Watch Black Face is a low vision watch designed for use by men with low vision. Features include a black face with large white numbers and hands and a gold tone case. DIMENSIONS: The face measures 1.25 inches in diameter. COLOR: The watch is available with a gold tone expandable band or a black leather band.
MAN'S SILVER TONE LV WATCH WITH BLACK FACE
The Man’s Silver Tone LV Watch with Black Face is a low vision watch designed for use by men with low vision. The watch features a large black display face with white hands and large white numbers at 3, 6, 9 and 12. White triangles indicate the other hours. Other features included a silver tone case and scratch resistant mineral glass crystal. DIMENSIONS: The face measures 1.25 inches in diameter. COLOR: The watch is available with a silver tone expandable band or a black leather strap.
PASTA POT STRAINER WITH LOCKING LID - 6 QUART
The Pasta Pot Strainer with Locking Lid - 6 Quart is cookware designed for use draining liquids during cooking by individuals with limited upper extremity strength or dexterity or who are blind or have low vision. This 6-quart capacity pot can be used to cook pasta, vegetables, or other food items. The lock and drain feature allows the user to strain out excess water. The lid locks in place to prevent slips during drainage. To drain the pot, the user aligns the lid with the handles, holds the pot by its stay-cool handles and turns it over. The lightweight porcelain pot has an enamel exterior with Teflon nonstick coating on the interior.
SIEMENS ZINC AIR HEARING AID BATTERIES
Siemens Zinc Air Hearing Aid Batteries are replacement batteries designed for use in hearing aids. These zinc batteries are sold in packs of four, six, eight, or 16 batteries or cartons of 60 batteries. SIZES: 10, 13, 312, or 675.
The Solo V2 is a voice output glucose analyzer designed for use by individuals with diabetes who are blind or have low vision. This meter is fully audible, with audible set up, test results, memory, averages, and error messages. It speaks in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Results are displayed on a large screen. The user provides a small sample of blood and the unit gives its result in 6 seconds. No code is required. An audible warning indicates when the blood sample is low and might produce a false low test result. The unit has a 500 test result memory, with 7, 14, 28, 60, and 90 day averages. Before and after meal results can be marked in memory. A test reminder alarm can be set. Results management software is included. The unit connects to a computer via a standard USB cable. POWER: Requires 2 AAA batteries. COMPATIBILITY: Solo V2 software is compatible with IBM and similar computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (SP6 or above),Windows 2000 Professional (SP4 or above), Windows Me, Windows XP Home and Professional (SP2 or above), or Windows Vista; 266 megahertz (MHz) Intel Pentium 2 or higher processor with at least 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM; at least 100 MB free hard disk space during installation and100 MB after installation. WARRANTY: 5-year warranty.
SOUND ALPHA PERSONAL SOUND AMPLIFIER
The Sound Alpha Personal Sound Amplifier is a personal amplification system designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This compact portable amplifier with stereo output amplifies the sound frequencies of conversation, and can be used for watching TV or carrying on conversations. The stereo microphones are located on the headphone wires for discretion. Dual microphones and stereo earphones help the user to detect where a sound is coming from. Other features include volume control, adjustable right/left balance control, and automatic level control earphones to prevent sudden loud noises. The amplifier comes with an earbud headset with three sizes of ear tips. POWER: Uses 1 triple-A alkaline battery. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 2.83 x 0.53 x 1.25 inches. WEIGHT: 0.64 ounces. COLOR: Gold.
STAINLESS STEEL LOCKING STRAINER LID PASTA POT SET
The Stainless Steel Locking Strainer Lid Pasta Pot Set is a 2-piece cookware set that enables individuals with limited upper extremity strength or dexterity or who are blind or have low vision to drain cooked foods safely. The set includes a 6 quart pot and a 2 quart pot, both made of stainless steel with cool hollow handles and knob. To lock the straining lid onto the pot, the user turns the lid 90 degrees, and the lid is held securely while hot liquid is poured out.
TELETALKER (MODEL 040)
The Teletalker is a large button amplifier telephone designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. This phone enables the user to press a button to press a single button to activate amplification while providing a volume control for maximum comfort and clarity and comfort. When the handset is hung up, the unit automatically returns to normal operation, protecting others from unintended amplification. Other standard features include up to 55 decibels (dB) or high frequency gain, an amplification indicator that lights up when amplification is in use, a volume control which increases volume up to 25 dB, an enhance control which boosts high frequency speech sounds up to 30 dB, a flashing ring indicator, a 95 dB high output ringer with volume and tone, a redial button, large high-contrast buttons, dynamic signal processing to improve intelligibility, dynamic noise reduction to eliminate background line noise, and anti-feedback circuitry. WARRANTY: Five years
The Tube Twists are hearing aid accessories designed for use by people who use behind-the-ear hearing aids. Designed to maintain their shape and color, these tubular shaped twists can be attached to the tube connecting the case located behind the ear and the earmold that fits in the ear. The tube twists are put on by either removing the tube from the earmold and sliding the twists on, or keeping the aid together and wrapping the twists around the tube. COLORS: Available in a variety of color combinations.