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Hearing and Auditory

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Hearing and Auditory Support.

Hearing and Auditory


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  • Real-time closed captioning for what is being said around the user
  • Use the app in meetings or conversations to see what people are saying
  • Basic Version: Caption one-on-one conversations or group conversations for up to 40 minutes at a time
  • More Information: Ava Website

Cost: Free or $9.95 per month for Premium
Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS; Android


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  • Real-time Captioning through AI technology for phone calls
  • View conversations on phone, tablet, or computer
  • Captions in 100 different languages
  • Not intended for in-person events, but can be used for any event that you can dial into
  • More Information: CaptionMate Website

Cost: free
Compatibility: iOS; Android

Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications

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Cost: Free
Compatibility: Android

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  • Has a live transcribe feature for audio that utilizes AI software
  • The mobile and online platforms allow users to record, create notes from live transcripts, and share notes with others
  • Works with Zoom
  • More Information: Website

Cost: free and $8.33 USD /month for Pro
Compatibility: iOS; Android


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  • Phone call captioning app
  • Unlimited calls with friends who also have the Rogervoice app
  • More Information: Rogervoice Website

Cost: Free or $5.99/month for 1 hour plan
Compatibility: iOS; Android

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