The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved since 1999 and it’s only now that hearing-devices and hearables are starting to interoperate with door bells, smoke and house alarm systems. Consumer Technology As A Driver Wire-free technology provider Energous, is gearing to ship its WattUp product to wirelessly charge phones and multiple IoT devices such as
Babies whose hearing issues are detected at birth, who receive hearing-devices and who start auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) before their first birthday, can have age-appropriate language within six months, according to a recent webinar from Hear And Say (Australia). Founder, Dimity Dornan, presented Is Auditory Verbal Therapy Effective? to highlight the family-centred teaching approach of social skills and listening-based cognitive strategies. Meantime, The Hearing Journal noted in
Several times recently, Sound Advice was asked what future hearing systems for today’s children and young adults, might look like. Remember, before 2007 iPhones and mobile, touchscreen devices were unknown – while developers are now addressing wireless, inter-device connectivity and miniaturisation. Connected Hearing There’s good news for child and adult wearers of future hearing-devices, who will
Today’s wireless technologies can link hearing-aid wearers to their TVs, PCs and phones, with audio streamed directly to hearing-devices as wished. The challenge however is to set an open standard for this wireless technology. Read: Hearing Aids Can Double As Wireless Speakers Each hearing-aid vendor offers a proprietary wireless technology, which makes device-pairing difficult. In
Parents often ask Sound Advice, “what tax reliefs am I entitled to, in respect of my child’s hearing?”. Here are two factsheets for your review and reference. For clarity, two factsheets were created for families with deaf children: Tax relief on equipment & services (PDF file) Tax relief on medical expenses (PDF file) Check with
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