A Smartphone Is a Hearing Assistive Technology

September 16, 2015


A hearing aid or cochlear implant by itself is often not enough to hear conversations and alerting sounds. Numerous technologies are designed to help people with hearing loss enhance telephone communication, TV reception, hear alerting/warning sounds, and listen in various kinds of public venues. This presentation will focus on how one device, a smartphone, can serve as a hearing assistive technology.


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Perry Hanavan, Au.D.

Professor, Augustana College

Perry C. Hanavan, Au.D. currently teaches in the communication disorders program at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has taught audiology and technology courses the past 40 years. He has provided audiologic rehabilitative services and audiology consultation services to area schools, hospitals, and private ENT clinics. In addition,... Read More >