Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind

Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind

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Affirmative legislative action in many countries now requires that public spaces and services be made accessible to disabled people. Although this is often interpreted as access for people with mobility impairments, such legislation also covers those who are hearing or vision impaired. In these cases, it is often the provision of advanced technological devices and aids which enables people with sensory impairments to enjoy the theatre, cinema or a public meeting to the full. Assistive Technology for the Hearin-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind shows the student of rehabilitation technology how this growing technical provision can be used to support those with varying reductions in auditory ability and the deafblind in modern society. Features: instruction in the physiology of the ear together with methods of measurement of hearing levels and loss; the principles of electrical engineering used in assistive technology for the hearing impaired; description and demonstration of electrical engineering used in hearing aids and other communications enhancement technologies; explanation of many devices designed for every-day living in terms of generic electrical engineering; sections of practical projects and investigations which will give the reader ideas for student work and for self teaching. The contributors are internationally recognised experts from the fields of audiology, electrical engineering, signal processing, telephony and assistive technology. Their combined expertise makes Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind an excellent text for advanced students in assistive and rehabilitation technology and to professional engineers and medics working in assistive technology who wish to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current engineering advances.Thus, by providing a switch or variable resistor, one for pitch selection say, and the other to control volume (which simply ... ability to select a particular resistor value), the user has the facility to a€œpersonalisea€ their phone with multiple ringing sounds. ... quite easily and is often no more than a light-emitting diode (LED) or neon fed via a suitable resistor/capacitor circuit. ... additional features that make the provision of a display even more desirable, e.g. clock/calendar function, calculator, anbsp;...

Title:Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind
Author:Marion A. Hersh, Michael A Johnson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-04-28


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