Assistive Technology for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
We review Assistive Technology for Hearing Impairment in the aspects of sign language, hearing aids, hearing implants, alerting devices, listening systems, CART-Captioning-Interpretation, learning devices, hearing amplifiers, and communication supportive technology.
In every section we start with the general information on the issues and approach of AT, history of development and challenges, then present the available ATs and solutions, and finally conclude with the innovations, research, and future of the respective ATs.
Leading Providers of Hearing Aids, Implants and Devices
The leading Hearing Aids companies with various styles of products and ranges of technologies include (in alphabetical order)
Alps is a leader in hearing technology, and we are devoted to helping you involve, communicate, participate more in what you like to do every day. The combination of expertise in hearing technology and a strong cooperative with the hearing healthcare professionals allows ALPS to make a substantial improvement in the quality of life, especially of individuals with hearing impairment.
ALPS was established in 1980, with its head office at New Delhi, India, with a dedicated team of skilled individuals sharing a common vision – to build and distribute the finest products, while offering outstanding service with integrity and value.
ALPS offers a wide variety of styles and technology levels for any type of hearing loss. Products are developed using emphasizing credible evidence to influence design, which means in our clinics we demonstrate the benefits of new technology and features before always fitting somebody with any hearing
Established in 2002, Zhongshan Xiaolan Town Senlan Electronic Factory is a professional manufacturer specialized in all kinds of medical hearing aid, sound amplifier and other health care related products which sets research, development and sales into one.
AXON is our brand which is well known for the hearing aids market
Designed specifically for the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors, the Nucleus Smart App allows recipients to adjust their sound processor settings across a range of different environments directly from a compatible iPhone® or iPod touch®, or from compatible Android™ devices using the Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip.1
Cochlear Limited is a global leader in implantable hearing solutions. They have provided more than 600,000 implantable devices, helping people of all ages to lead full and active lives. Their mission is:
Help people hear and be heard.
Empower people to connect with others and live a full life.
Help transform the way people understand and treat hearing loss.
Innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.
Nucleus® Sound Processors are designed using Nucleus® Smart Sound Processing Technology. Whether an adult or child is in a restaurant, playground or office, they can let their sound processor do the work by automatically adapting to their environment. smartphone compatibility. Some of their available processors: Nucleus® CP802, Nucleus® Kanso®, Nucleus® 6, and Nucleus® 7.
Nucleus® Implants: Cochlear has a range of implants and electrodes for most types of hearing loss and cochlea anatomy. Discover what sets Nucleus® Implants apart.
Smart bimodal hearing solution: Hear well with both ears. Discover the smart bimodal hearing solution from Cochlear and ReSound.