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Hearing and Auditory Support

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Hearing and Auditory Support.

Hearing and Auditory Support:


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  • On-the-fly closed captioning for what is being said around the user 24/7
  • Use the app in meetings or conversations to see what people are said
  • Large font and user friendly font on the screen for easy reading
  • Basic Version: Caption one-on-one conversations or group conversations for 2 or more people for up to 5 hours per moth
  • Unlimited Version: Caption one-on-one conversations or group conversations for 2 or more people for unlimited hours per month
  • More Information:

Cost: Basic: free; Unlimited: $29.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; 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:

Cost: free
Compatibility: iOS ; Android


soundAMP R

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  • Amplify sounds and the world around you with this app built for anyone with hearing loss
  • Sounds comes in through your iDevice microphone and is played back in real time through earbuds connected to your device
  • Ability to customize and control sound for each ear individually along with the ability to adjust the volume, background sound level and tone
  • Record lectures, meetings and appointments with the ability to listen back later on the device or by exporting to your computer
  • More Information:

Cost: $4.99; lite version: $0.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

Sign 4 Me – A Signed English Translator

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  • Learn sign language using this app with over 11,500 words
  • 3D avatar characters can be zoomed in or out or rotated to give you the best viewing of every sign
  • Type in a sentence, phrase, word or alphabet for visual playback with the Signed English translation
  • May not provide correct grammatical structure of signed sentences
  • More Information:

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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