The folks who are hearing impaired are already suffering from a handicap. To add salt to injury; comes in the difficulty experienced in recognizing and interpreting what other people are trying to communicate to them. Most of these individuals rely only upon the art of reading the lips of the speaker to understand what is being said to them.
Problems associated with lip reading:
The problem with lip reading is that, many of the consonants of English language; for instance consonants like p and b, may be quite tough to read accurately through watching of the lip movements. Striking up casual conversation with someone who is communicating through his or her lip movement alone, can be very much stressful; and call for a lot of concentration and paying of attention by the person who is hearing impaired.
Moreover a large chunk of the hearing impaired population may not even be able to afford other effective and less stressful options like cochlear implants, and this is truer in the lesser developed and under developed nations.
Now new technologies for the hearing impaired are being developed in order to relive these individuals of their woes. Let us have a look at some of these latest additions to health technology.
Tactile devices for the hearing impaired:
These devices do exactly what they signify. That means to say that these devices are capable of converting the audible sound vibrations in to tactile vibrations. When simply put, it denotes that the auditory sound waves get altered in to touch sensations that can be experienced by the skin. Though these tactile devices cannot be considered as a new invention, the latest development is aimed at making them more sophisticated and more competent in boosting the lip reading performance.
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Additional Advantage of Using These Tactile Devices: