What is the one thing which would make the biggest difference in the quality of your life?

MDD

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#1
With technology as it is today there must be some more which can be done to help with the inclusion that the deaf deserve. I would love to make a difference!
 
#3
A speech transcriber, or some device that creates captions of whatever is being said, but with holograms.

A device with which i could connect my mind with another person’s. I’d show them what it’s like, being as deaf as i am, watching them whisper amongst themselves.

Last wish: some way to convince people to just BE PATIENT with me i love to chat/sign/rap/listen, but all they care about is fast communication. Lazy
 
#4
Other than something to actually restore natural hearing, I agree with a powerful and accurate speech transcription technology. I’ve tried several things along those lines but they simply aren’t reliable/accurate enough to be useful. I tried one recently during a conference call with a studio quality mic next to the phone speaker, and the transcribed output ranged from terrible, to downright comical. That’d be my prime wish.
 
#5
Other than something to actually restore natural hearing, I agree with a powerful and accurate speech transcription technology. I’ve tried several things along those lines but they simply aren’t reliable/accurate enough to be useful. I tried one recently during a conference call with a studio quality mic next to the phone speaker, and the transcribed output ranged from terrible, to downright comical. That’d be my prime wish.
I don't have any hearing problems, but I make all my YouTube videos with the correct captions, removing the Auto-Captions from that crappy YouTube bot. I believe YouTube should make people upload the correct captions, or reward them in some way. People create content with "normal" people in mind, so I think education would be the best technology right now, and it can be done in like 1 month or so.
 
#9
Like glasses with voice recognition software that automatically transcribed what someone said into a screen in your glasses.
The technology exists, but it's kinda bad right now. For example, the YouTube auto-captions bot that can write what you say, but most of the time it gets the words wrong. It's very hard, because of dialects, words pronounced differently by people and background noise. I believe communication is not the main issue here since you can text, write on something to communicate with someone who doesn't know the sign language, if you really need to. Again, I don't have any hearing problems, but I am curious: "What happens if someone with hearing problems needs assistance and wants to call 911? Is there a service available for them?"
I would probably invent a device that vibrates on the car horns, ambulance/police sounds, aggressive dog barks, loud noises nearby (like explosions, gunshots, someone yelling at you to stop for some reason, etc.). Also, gas leak alarm, knocks on the door and doorbell sounds. It's hard to think of things like this if you don't have hearing impairments, but I'm pretty sure you guys lack the safety gadgets more than you do on communication ones.
Now I have a question: What would someone like me should know about hearing impaired people and what could I do to make things easier for them?
 

Lysander

Well-Known Member
#12
Me too. Not sure if it is state-wide, but it is in the county I live in.
I think it goes county by county. I know that we have it in my county, but the neighboring county, which is more rural, doesn't have it. I think I read at one point that there are some states that have it state wide. Vermont I think was one of them.
 

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