Hard of hearing

AT&T Updates Its Video Relay Service

AT&T Video Relay Service launched VL5 for Mac, PC, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad 2, which allows deaf and hard of hearing individuals to place and receive Background Article on Relay.

">VRS and point-to-point (P2P) videophone calls wherever WiFi or mobile broadband is available.

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Top 10 iPhone Apps for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Thomsen Young compiled a handy list of the top 10 "most useful" iPhone apps for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. This is what he has to say about them:

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Doremi CaptiView: A New Way to Caption Movies in Theatres

Doremi CaptiView is a small 3-line electronic caption display for movie theatres. It can be inserted into your seat's beverage holder, and receives the captions wirelessly. Since the captions are displayed without the need to adjust to a rear-projector, users may have greater seating choices and viewing ease. You'll need to check if CaptiView is available in a theatre near you.

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Sprint's Relay ID Pack

Sprint has put together a collection of apps, called the Relay ID Pack, specifically for their deaf and hard of hearing wireless customers.

The Relay ID Pack requires just one single download, contains:

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Hearing Aids vs. "Personal Sound Amplifiers"

People often confuse hearing aids with the mass market amplifiers sold on TV and elsewhere. The FDA has stepped in with an informative article that will help you understand the difference.

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