A Phone-Assistive Device Based on Bluetooth Technology for Cochlear Implant UsersBy Qian, H.; Loizou, P. C.; Dorman, M. F.; IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 282-287
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses the development of a Bluetooth-based wireless telephone adapter that can be used to route an audio signal directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant processor. People who are deaf or hard of hearing who utilize these assistive technologies often have difficulty communicating via telephone, as the intelligibility of telephone speech is considerably lower than that yielded by face-to-face speech. This is partly due to a lack of visual cues, limited telephone bandwidth, and background noise. In addition, cellular telephones often cause interference with hearing aid and/or cochlear implants. The researchers hope that the adapter will be a potential solution for people who are blind or have low vision.
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