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Google Unveils Two New Android Apps to Help Persons with Hearing Loss

According to a February 4th Fortune report, Google is rolling out two new Android apps to help people with hearing loss. The first, Live Transcribe, gives persons with hearing loss text-to-speech capabilities, thus providing real-time captions for conversations that scroll on the Android users’ phones. Live Transcribe will gradually roll out in a limited test to…

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Google and GN Hearing Partner on Direct Streaming from Android to Hearing Aids

BALLERUP, DENMARK – In news that will be of special interest to hearing aid users who use Android phones, GN Hearing and Google have announced their partnership on technology that will offer the “full spectrum of direct audio streaming from Android devices to hearing aids”. This will make GN Hearing the first manufacturer to provide…

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Sony Launches Xperia Ear Hearable at MWC; Google Said to Unveil Its Own Hearable Soon

BARCELONA — While much of the hearing industry has been anticipating the official announcement of Samsung’s Earcle PSAP, or hearing aid, at this year’s 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC), instead it was Sony announcing Monday at the event that it was officially entering the hearable market with the launch of its new Xperia Ear device. The Ear is part…

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With grant from Google, agency will study how Glass can benefit people with hearing loss

BALTIMORE—When Google Glass came onto the market this spring, many technophiles celebrated the arrival of this tiny, head-mounted computer that would allow them to make phone calls, view maps, send texts, and take videos while out jogging or riding a bike. Others, though, viewed this latest futuristic product from Google with alarm, fearing for their…

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