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Re: Sound systems

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

HLAA North Bay just had a presentation on Listening Everywhere by Mikey Shaffer.  You can view the meeting on YouTube at below link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKWIUbObwPI&t=1075s


American Cochlear Implant Alliance Presentation at HLAA North Bay of Ca March Monthly Meeting #Resources #zoom #MedicalDevices #Announcement #HearingAids

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Thursday, March 10, 2022
4:00--6:00 p.m. Pacific
Nicole Westin, Government Policy Manager at ACI, speaks about general approach to getting a CI, insurance coverage, and advocacy.

The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance Foundation is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.
Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd-6uqz8pH9yEC06f22wd8MmRSnHtYMTQ
hearinglossnorthbay.org


Captioning Advocacy and Community Presentation Thursday February 10, 4pm Pacific

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 


See the newsletter description about this presentation from CCAC.



https://mailchi.mp/7b3c145d81d7/january-2022-newsletter


Listen Everywhere by Listen Technologies (Presentation 1/13/22 at hearinglossnorthbay.org) #Resources #free

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Listen Everywhere is an assistive listening wifi solution for houses of worship, hospitality, restaurants, universities and other venues. It uses a venue's existing wireless network, has ultra low latency, and can accommodate a lot of people. It delivers sound to participants' smartphones, both iOS and Android.

If you want to know more about this product, Mikey Shaffer, Western Regional Sales Rep will be speaking at our monthly captioned Zoom meeting.   Before Listen Technologies, Shaffer was a telecommunications equipment specialist at Relay Utah where she worked directly with low-income deaf and hard of hearing Utahans to provide solutions for their telecommunications needs.

Meeting starts at  4:00, Presentation at 4:15 Pacific Time. 
Register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIod-utrT4rE9I6rqu6EG6XjGunB4-bISOD

Questions:  HLAA.NBofCa@...


Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

John,

A friend sent me the link to the UK Relay Service—https://www.relayuk.bt.com/


Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 
Edited

In the US we have captioning telephones. The services are regulated by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). They are available for landlines, internet connected phones, mobile. and computer. Some examples are  CapTel, CaptionCall, ClearCaptions, InnoCaption to name a few.  A French company called RogerVoice is also approved to use in the US and can be use globally.

https://rogervoice.com/en/


Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

Jack Clevenger, AZ
 

All,

I should mention that there is also CaptionMate which is especially great with cell smart phones.  It provides captioning on both sides of the conversation while talking on the phone.  In addition, it sends an email when one has a VoiceMail message to read and saves the conversations as desired.  CaptionMate works with smart cell phones, tablets, computers, and ..... landline phones.  Here is the website for more information:  http://www.captionmate.com  The captioning is paid for by the FCC.

I like it most from among the list Bruce shared and it is free like the others.  I wish I had this app while I had my working career as a student services professional in postsecondary education.  This app and others as discussed would have saved me a lot of misunderstanding, confusion, and yes, sometimes reprimands from the sup through no fault of my own.

Jack 

Jack Clevenger 
HLAAofPrescott@...
Prescott, Arizona
928.899.3987 
(Please text first if possible and I will call back.)

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, 06:39:12 AM MST, Bruce Nelson <bruce.nelson@...> wrote:

In the US, there are several companies that provide real-time captioning of phone calls. They are paid for by the Federal Communications Commission and are currently not available outside of the United States.

The websites for the land-line companies are:

There are several phone apps which are similarly government supported.

I hope this helps clear up your confusion.

Bruce Nelson


Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

John Woodgate
 

Thanks, Bruce. I've heard about it vaguely before.A Web search indicates that  we do have some sort of service here, but it's paid for in one way or another by the users and it doesn't seem to advertise where I might expect.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
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On 2021-10-28 14:38, Bruce Nelson wrote:

In the US, there are several companies that provide real-time captioning of phone calls. They are paid for by the Federal Communications Commission and are currently not available outside of the United States.

The websites for the land-line companies are:

There are several phone apps which are similarly government supported.

I hope this helps clear up your confusion.

Bruce Nelson


On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 3:36 AM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
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On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

Bruce Nelson
 

In the US, there are several companies that provide real-time captioning of phone calls. They are paid for by the Federal Communications Commission and are currently not available outside of the United States.

The websites for the land-line companies are:

There are several phone apps which are similarly government supported.

I hope this helps clear up your confusion.

Bruce Nelson


On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 3:36 AM John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
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On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

John Woodgate
 

It's the same all over, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland. However, I haven't been able to find proof that such a service is unavailable from any UK telecoms service provider.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
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On 2021-10-28 13:22, Carol in Boston wrote:

John,

We have captioning available on both cell phones and land lines. It’s government funded. The spoken words appear on a screen. That isn’t a service provided in England? How about the rest of the UK?

Carol 

On Oct 28, 2021, at 6:43 AM, Carol in Boston via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <carolagate34=gmail.com@...> wrote:

Wow! If he doesn’t know what it is, it sounds as tho’ they don’t have captioning. Yet they are so far ahead of us on looping.

Carol Agate 

On Oct 28, 2021, at 3:36 AM, John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!




Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

 

John,

We have captioning available on both cell phones and land lines. It’s government funded. The spoken words appear on a screen. That isn’t a service provided in England? How about the rest of the UK?

Carol 

On Oct 28, 2021, at 6:43 AM, Carol in Boston via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <carolagate34=gmail.com@...> wrote:

Wow! If he doesn’t know what it is, it sounds as tho’ they don’t have captioning. Yet they are so far ahead of us on looping.

Carol Agate 

On Oct 28, 2021, at 3:36 AM, John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!




Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

John Woodgate
 

I don't use a cell phone because I am too deaf and too dyspraxic to use texting.  I only have one for two-factor authentication messages, and for use as as a camera.

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Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
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On 2021-10-28 11:43, Carol in Boston wrote:

Wow! If he doesn’t know what it is, it sounds as tho’ they don’t have captioning. Yet they are so far ahead of us on looping.

Carol Agate 

On Oct 28, 2021, at 3:36 AM, John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!



Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

 

Wow! If he doesn’t know what it is, it sounds as tho’ they don’t have captioning. Yet they are so far ahead of us on looping.

Carol Agate 

On Oct 28, 2021, at 3:36 AM, John Woodgate <jmw@...> wrote:

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!



Re: Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

John Woodgate
 

I can't help because I don't know what you mean by 'phone captioning services'. We don't have the fastest broadband, but most people get a pretty good service.

======================================================================================
Best wishes John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
www.woodjohn.uk
Rayleigh, Essex UK
Istae nunc praetereunt nisi non ubicumque



On 2021-10-28 01:35, Wayne Giese wrote:
Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Phone captioning services in England #Captioning

Wayne Giese
 

Friends,  I am told that phone captioning services are not available in England due to outdated data transmission lines, etc.  Is there any truth to that?  Thanks!


Olelo Captioned Calls Presentation Today-October 21, 2021, 2:00 PT #Announcement #Captioning

Sara Oser, President, HLAA North Bay of California
 

Presentation as part of Cochlear Implant Support Group
Erik Strand from Olelo 


Olelo Captioned Calls is easy-to-use mobile app to help people with hearing loss have a great experience using the phone.  Olelo captions every word as it's spoken in real-time, using AI-powered speech recognition for maximum accuracy, speed, and privacy. Available for iPhones and Android smartphones, thousands of deaf and hard-of-hearing customers have found a new confidence and independence using the phone with Olelo Captioned Calls. 


Erik Strand is the CEO of MachineGenius, Inc., a company he founded in 2017 with the express purpose of bringing a modern, mobile, automated approach to IP CTS.  As the maker of Olelo Captioned Calls, MachineGenius was the first FCC-certified IP CTS provider to exclusively use Automated Speech Recognition for the generation of call captions.  Erik has spent the last 15 years designing and building at-scale systems using ASR for transcribing phone calls, and prior to that led teams building AI systems for the extraction of meaning from free-form text.  He has a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT.

Cochlear Implant Support Group
2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88249164762
Meeting ID: 882 4916 4762
Dial in #
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)


Hearing Loss Association of America - Have you seen the latest Hearing Life E-News? #hlaanews

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Re: Sound systems

Arlene Romoff, NJ
 

Juliette Sterkens
 jsterkens@...

Steve Frazier
hlaanm@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Char Sivertson, CA <charlenesivertson@...>
To: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 1, 2021 11:17 am
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Sound systems

Could I get email address for Juliette and Steve?

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 9:59 AM Arlene Romoff, NJ via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <aromoff=aol.com@...> wrote:
Juliette Sterkins or Steve Frazier should be able to provide appropriate input on this.

Arlene Romoff


-----Original Message-----
From: Char Sivertson, CA <charlenesivertson@...>
To: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 29, 2021 12:10 pm
Subject: [HLAATech] Sound systems

Got this question.

Any thoughts what options or grant writing templates? Not sure room looping is best option.


Hi Char,

A friend just touched base with me. She’s involved with the La Jolla Community Center. They’d like to write a grant for around $100k to install a sound/amplification system to make the center more accessible to their hard of hearing members. They need expert advice from someone (voluntary) who can assist their marketing director in writing the grant and proposing one or more systems that would meet their desired goal.

Do you know anyone within HLAA who has the knowledge and experience to work with the Center?

Thanks
Char Sivertson 
HLAA SAN DIEGO


Re: Sound systems

Char Sivertson, CA <charlenesivertson@...>
 

Could I get email address for Juliette and Steve?

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 9:59 AM Arlene Romoff, NJ via hlaagroups.hearingloss.org <aromoff=aol.com@...> wrote:

Juliette Sterkins or Steve Frazier should be able to provide appropriate input on this.

Arlene Romoff


-----Original Message-----
From: Char Sivertson, CA <charlenesivertson@...>
To: HLAATech@... <HLAATech@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 29, 2021 12:10 pm
Subject: [HLAATech] Sound systems

Got this question.

Any thoughts what options or grant writing templates? Not sure room looping is best option.


Hi Char,

A friend just touched base with me. She’s involved with the La Jolla Community Center. They’d like to write a grant for around $100k to install a sound/amplification system to make the center more accessible to their hard of hearing members. They need expert advice from someone (voluntary) who can assist their marketing director in writing the grant and proposing one or more systems that would meet their desired goal.

Do you know anyone within HLAA who has the knowledge and experience to work with the Center?

Thanks
Char Sivertson 
HLAA SAN DIEGO


Hearing Aid Compatibility Deployment Benchmarks for Wireless Handsets Increasing

Margaret Myatt
 

Hearing Aid Compatibility Deployment Benchmarks for Wireless Handsets Increasing

Inbox
 
 
 
 

AccessInfo@...

Tue, Sep 28, 1:27 PM (2 days ago)
 
 
to AccessInfo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On September 28, 2021, the FCC reminded wireless handset manufacturers and service providers of upcoming increases in deployment benchmarks for hearing aid-compatible handsets.

Specifically, the benchmark for handset manufacturers will increase from 66% to 85% on October 4, 2021, and the benchmark for Tier I service providers will increase from 66% to 85% on April 4, 2022. For non-Tier I service providers, the benchmark will increase from 66% to 85% on April 3, 2023.

 

The Commission continues to assess whether further changes are needed to facilitate use of wireless handsets by those with hearing loss, including whether to require 100% of covered handsets to be hearing aid-compatible. The Commission will also review the Hearing Aid Compatibility Task Force’s final report on this topic, which is due by December 31, 2022.

 

The FCC reminded handset manufacturers and service providers that they must comply with the new 85% benchmark and the Commission’s other hearing aid compatibility rules or face possible enforcement proceedings and forfeitures.

 

Links to News Release:

URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/wtb-provides-reminder-hac-benchmark-changes    

Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1215A1.docx  

PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1215A1.pdf      

Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1215A1.txt

   

To learn more about hearing-aid compatibility requirements for wireless handsets, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-wireless-telephones.  For further information, please contact Eli Johnson, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-1395 or email: eli.johnson@....  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

 

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