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Five recent technological advances that are changing deaf people’s lives

October 29, 2014


1. Next generation text relay Once the mainstay of communication for deaf people, Text Relay or Type Talk, as it used to be known, was being ever more replaced by email, texting, skype or video relay service. Now Text Relay is on the rise again after months of delays and years of decline with a […]

Deaf News: Researchers develop prototype of fully internal cochlear implant

May 21, 2014


American researchers have developed a prototype cochlear implant which would be entirely internal, with no visible hardware on the outside of the head. The advance is a result of collaboration between MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories and teams from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Current cochlear implant technology requires an external […]

US Deaf News : Deaf students win $25,000 grant to develop sign-to-text device

January 29, 2014


A group of deaf students have been awarded a $25,000 grant to help them create a device which will translate signs into words and sentences. The money will be used to develop the product for the next five years, including expanding a sign language database with up to 20,000 signs. Winning the grant means Ryan […]

Deaf News: Cambridge researchers declare breakthrough against hearing aid background noise

October 29, 2013


The common problem of background noise making speech unintelligible for hearing aid wearers is one step closer to being solved, say researchers from Cambridge University’s engineering department. Clever computer programs inside hearing aids are being developed to recognise background sounds and eliminate them. They could be available within ten-years. Extract from Cambridge News: Led by […]

Deaf News: BT launch plans for next generation text relay service

August 29, 2013


Plans are being unveiled for BT’s new next generation text relay service. BT is introducing alternatives to the 18002 prefix, textphones and voice carry over (VCO) service. Starting from April 2014, the new service will be available on home, office and mobile phone lines from BT and other telephone service providers. Rather than needing a […]

Watch: The future of interpreting services?

July 2, 2013


In this glimpse of the future, booking an interpreter is as easy as dragging a finger across a screen, and Deaf access, even in an accident, happens remarkably smoothly, using transparent tablet screens that even boast holograms to grab your attention. Take a look… #CSDVision from CSD on Vimeo.

William Mager: Could Google Glass be the Deaf community’s ‘disruptive innovation’?

May 7, 2013


The video below is an interesting time capsule. It’s Eric Sykes, talking to Jack Ashley on See Hear about his special glasses, which are in fact hearing aids. They use bone conduction technology to transmit sound into his inner ear. A year from now, Google will be selling a pair of glasses that transmit sound […]