Equipment for HoH People Mobile Phones
The Problems <ul><li>Hearing a mobile phone ring can be difficult  </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones often cause interferenc...
Hearing a Mobile Phone Ring <ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrating phone </li></ul><ul><li>Flashing indicator on p...
http://www.cell-phone-accessories-4u.com
Interference <ul><li>Place the mobile phone in your pocket and: </li></ul><ul><li>Use a neck-loop or ear-loop  </li></ul><...
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Hearing Speech <ul><li>Use an adapted mobile phone with louder than usual sound </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mobile phone on ...
Images from www.sarabec.com
Solutions for Severe Hearing Loss <ul><li>Use SMS (text messaging) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between mobile phones </li></ul><...
Solutions for Severe Hearing Loss <ul><li>Use IMS via Internet such as Skype, Facebook,  Meebo   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Req...
Further Information <ul><li>General sources for mobile phones, neck-loops & ear-loops: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sarabec.c...
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Mobile Phones for Hard of Hearing people

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Brief summary of the adaptions available for mobile phones to enable them to be used more effectively by people with a hearing loss.

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  • As hearing loss becomes a greater concern for young people, companies like Audicus are taking interest in how government is assisting people with hearing disabilities. Check out their blog post about it here: http://bit.ly/1GawmdP You can also check out their products here: http://bit.ly/1G84xmx
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Mobile Phones for Hard of Hearing people

  1. 1. Equipment for HoH People Mobile Phones
  2. 2. The Problems <ul><li>Hearing a mobile phone ring can be difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones often cause interference when held near a hearing aid (buzzing sound) </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing speech over a mobile phone can be difficult </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hearing a Mobile Phone Ring <ul><li>Solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrating phone </li></ul><ul><li>Flashing indicator on phone </li></ul><ul><li>Additional gadget that flashes when phone rings – available as key ring / pen / mobile phone stand </li></ul>
  4. 4. http://www.cell-phone-accessories-4u.com
  5. 5. Interference <ul><li>Place the mobile phone in your pocket and: </li></ul><ul><li>Use a neck-loop or ear-loop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plugs directly into mobile phone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a Bluetooth neck-loop or ear-loop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not need to be plugged into mobile phone BUT phone must be Bluetooth enabled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a Bluetooth hearing-aid shoe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing aid needs to be adapted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not on NHS </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Images from www.sarabec.com
  7. 7. Hearing Speech <ul><li>Use an adapted mobile phone with louder than usual sound </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mobile phone on loud speaker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>do not place near ear when doing this! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a neck-loop or ear-loop with the mobile phone for better sound quality and volume </li></ul>
  8. 8. Images from www.sarabec.com
  9. 9. Solutions for Severe Hearing Loss <ul><li>Use SMS (text messaging) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between mobile phone and home phone (landline) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Instant Messaging (IMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time messaging – type on one phone and it appears immediately on other </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Solutions for Severe Hearing Loss <ul><li>Use IMS via Internet such as Skype, Facebook, Meebo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires an Internet enabled phone or Smartphone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use TextRelay service as a translator service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special mobile phone needed for this OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use RNID TalkByText Web Edition – needs Internet access on mobile phone </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Further Information <ul><li>General sources for mobile phones, neck-loops & ear-loops: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sarabec.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.connevans.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rnid.org.uk/shop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doro Mobile phones: www.sarabec.com </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo: www.meebo.com </li></ul><ul><li>TextRelay service: www.textrelay.org </li></ul>

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