An individual with a hearing disability can be hard of hearing (having some degree of hearing) or can be completely deaf. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals often utilize services such as sign language interpreters, CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation), C-Print and Typewell. Hard of hearing individuals can benefit from using the following devices:
This transmitter/receiver system is used by individuals who are hard of hearing to enhance the lecturer’s voice (volume). A typical setup includes the professor and a student in the classroom. The professor wears the transmitter and the student wears the receiver.
A transmitter & receiver pair designed for hard of hearing individuals. The paired devices can be used for one-to-one communication as well as for communicating within a small group setting. The Roger System includes the Roger Pen and the Roger MyLink (with headphones). A Roger Table Mic is available for larger group settings. Other Roger System devices are also available.
This device is a pair of screens with an integrated keyboard belonging to each screen. It is used by deaf & hard of hearing individuals and those with speech impairments to communicate. The UbiDuo can be used to communicate on a one-to-one basis and in group study sessions. Think of “texting,” but where each user is able to see what the other is typing in real-time.
The Livescribe pen is a smart pen that uses unique micro dot paper to record lecture audio that is synced with the student’s handwritten notes. It allows the student to go back and review the recording of incomplete or missed notes by simply tapping on the notes with the pen. Notes with attached audio can be uploaded to a computer for enhanced hearing.