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British Sign Language - Finger Spelling

British Sign Language - Finger Spelling
developed by Duchy Software Ltd, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps a user learn the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet.

"Very simple to use, though not enough words are included." Carers Gloucestershire, UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Disability

Everyday BSL Dictionary

Everyday BSL Dictionary
developed by Signers Republic, UK; App Chefs, UK [latter now defunct]


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £4.49 [approximately €6.47, $7.01]

Dictionary of British Sign Language (BSL).

Recommended by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK National Deaf Children | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Hearing-Check

Hearing-Check
developed by Frank Shearar / Action on Hearing Loss (RNID), UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoring

Chinese / Czech / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Quick, simple, self-applied hearing test that does not require an appointment with a medical professional.

“Measures a person’s ability to hear someone speaking when there is background noise, similar to being in a crowded room. The app is free to download, and is a convenient way for people to check their hearing is within the normal range. Action on Hearing Loss Chief Executive, Jackie Ballard, said: “This is a fantastic new way to encourage people to value their hearing, and check it regularly. It offers quick results, and confidential advice from anywhere with a decent phone signal”.” Action on Hearing Loss, UK | http://bit.ly/N8naLP


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

ReSound Smart
App that creates a direct connection between hearing aids and content from some android devices, iphones, ipads, ipod touch, and Apple Watch
“…what’s interesting about GN Resound is that all their wireless hearing aids…can connect to your smartphones and tablets wirelessly, allowing you to hear the tinnitus masker straight into your hearing aid. In fact, it allows you to hear any audio output from your smartphone and tablet through your hearing aid.
The GN Resound LiNX and LiNX2 premium hearing aids can directly connect to your Apple smartphones and tablets and some Android models; other hearing aid models and Android devices currently require either the GN Resound Phone Clip or the GN Resound Mini Mic as a connector.
The Phone Clip functions as a remote control in addition to connecting to your phone, allowing you to easily change the programme function on your hearing aids as well as allowing you to stream music or any other form of audio directly into the hearing aids. The Mini Mic allows you to gain better speech understanding in noisy places by reducing the distance between yourself and the sound source, allowing you to hear the speech more than the noise – similar to a loop system. The Mini Mic can also connect directly to your smart phone or any audio output socket using a wire to stream the sound directly to your hearing aids.
Other hearing aid manufacturers have similar capabilities but most require an additional bluetooth streamer to connect your hearing aids to a smartphone.”
Jesal Vishnuram, Technology Officer, Action on Hearing Loss UK | https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/community/blogs/our-guest-blog/the-big-noise-about-tinnitus-apps.aspx


Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Sign 4 Me

Sign 4 Me
developed by Vcom3D, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €11.26, $12.58]

A tool for learning a basic sign language called ‘Signed English’, or ‘manually-coded English’ (MCE).

“Once the desired sentences, phrases, words and letters are typed in, a 3D avatar signs for the user. Everything the user types is saved in history, and used as shortcuts. The 3D avatar can be adjusted for speed, zoomed in or out and rotated to provide the best vantage point for every sign. The ‘Sign 4 Me’ library includes more than 11,500 words, and is growing. This app is an easy way to ensure efficient communication between the hearing and individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.” National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Massachusetts, USA | http://bit.ly/MGxnnZ


Tags: Disability

Sorenson BuzzCards

Sorenson BuzzCards
developed by Sorenson Communications Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Designed to help people who are deaf to communicate more easily with people who do not know any sign language.

Recommended by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK National Deaf Children | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Tap Tap

Tap Tap
developed by Designs in Blue, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]

Vibrates the phone to alert a user who is deaf (or hearing impaired) that a sound which might be relevant to them is occurring nearby (for instance, someone might be calling out to them).

“ ‘Tap Tap’ alerts the user when a loud noise has been made near them.” National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

uHear

uHear
developed by Zeitguys Inc., Canada


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English / French / German

Cost: Free
Self-administered hearing test.
"Provides greater access to pure tone audiometry. Patients can receive the results directly via email. Speech in noise tests and questionnaires are available only in English, though (the overall interface is not available in Spanish)." Motos for Fonos, Perú | PatientView survey, November 2013


Tags: Disability

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