Speech to Text Apps


 

Carolyn,
No, I am referring to captioning Zoom meetings, videos, etc.  
Dan,
You were right!  I just turned off my Bluetooth and when I used a speech-to-text app, the volume on my hearing aids was not turned down!  Yay!
Thank you so much!
Marilyn
 
Marilyn Morse Weinhouse, Secretary
Hearing Loss Association of America - Denver Chapter
720 295-8581


 

For cellphone calls I use InnoCaption (which captions my calls). Is this the situation to which you are referring?
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Carolyn J. Odio
Resident Council Rep
Hearing Loss Group at www.panorama.org

(703) 725-8292 iPhone/Text 
Residence: 1835 Circle LN SE, Apt 425, Lacey, WA 98503
 

 

 


Steve Wonnell
 

Dear Ann,

Ah, yes, you are correct, as I found when I looked deeper just now.  You're probably correct about the copyright infringement too.  Still, the app works better for me than others have done, including AVA and Microsoft Translator.

Live Transcribe on Android is free, and it is amazingly good from what I've seen of it.

I'm sure AVA, Microsoft Translator, and others will improve with time, if they continue to be supported.

My apologies for any confusion.

Steve Wonnell
Greater Baltimore Chapter

P.S.   Here's a link to an article about Live Transcribe for iOS by its creator:


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [HLAATech] Speech to Text Apps
From: "Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador" <athomas@...>
Date: Sat, October 10, 2020 10:54 am
To: HLAATech@groups.io

The iPhone app you are referring to is not the same app as Gooogle Live Transcribe. Note the different logos.

At some point I imagine Google will address this copyright infringement.



Ann Thomas, HLAA Brand Ambassador
 

The iPhone app you are referring to is not the same app as Gooogle Live Transcribe. Note the different logos.

At some point I imagine Google will address this copyright infringement.



Steve Wonnell
 

Hi all,
Live Transcribe is now available for the iPhone.  I think it’s been out for two months or so.  Unfortunately, it has a $5/mo. subscription fee.  But I’ve been very unhappy with the other that I’ve tried, so I went ahead and got this even though I don’t use that often.  It’s better in my experience than others, but still not perfect.  It can be close though, depending on the quality os speech.
Steve Wonnell
Greater Baltimore chapter


On Oct 9, 2020, at 11:12, D Brooks <Dbrooks.hlaa.roc@...> wrote:



Hello Marilyn,

It sounds like your hearing aids are paired to the iPhone and when you activate an app it is listening through it.  I have resound too and what I do is swipe down the the quick screen where you can turn off Bluetooth, airplane mode, flashlight and other quick features.  There you can tell you hearing aids to disconnect from your app.  If that does not work turn off Bluetooth and that should work.  I’m just concerned it may cause the app to stop working depending what it needs to operate.  

I personally have not found a good speech to text app for the iPhone that I like to use.  I carry a hand me down old android phone without a cell plan.  There has an app called Live Transcribe.  Using that will not interfere with my resound hearing aids since it is paired to my iPhone.  ;)

I know it is one more thing to carry but it is what we have to do sometimes to hear better unfortunately.  :(

Dan

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 9:44 AM Marilyn Weinhouse, CO via groups.io <Xweinhouse=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have an iPhone and have tried several different speech to text apps. The problem I’m having is whenever I start using the app it turns my hearing aids off (or volume goes way down). Does anyone else have that problem? Any ideas for solution? My hearing aids are ReSound. Thank you!

Marilyn

--
Best Always,
Dan

Daniel Brooks
HLAA New York State Association
President

HLAA Rochester Chapter 
Board Member and Past President

Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2)
Co-Chair

Cell/text: 585-704-8191
HLAA NYSA Website: https://nyhearingloss.org/
HLAA Rochester Chapter Website: www.hearinglossrochester.org
HL2 Website: http://www.HL2.urmc.edu 


D Brooks
 


Hello Marilyn,

It sounds like your hearing aids are paired to the iPhone and when you activate an app it is listening through it.  I have resound too and what I do is swipe down the the quick screen where you can turn off Bluetooth, airplane mode, flashlight and other quick features.  There you can tell you hearing aids to disconnect from your app.  If that does not work turn off Bluetooth and that should work.  I’m just concerned it may cause the app to stop working depending what it needs to operate.  

I personally have not found a good speech to text app for the iPhone that I like to use.  I carry a hand me down old android phone without a cell plan.  There has an app called Live Transcribe.  Using that will not interfere with my resound hearing aids since it is paired to my iPhone.  ;)

I know it is one more thing to carry but it is what we have to do sometimes to hear better unfortunately.  :(

Dan

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 9:44 AM Marilyn Weinhouse, CO via groups.io <Xweinhouse=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have an iPhone and have tried several different speech to text apps. The problem I’m having is whenever I start using the app it turns my hearing aids off (or volume goes way down). Does anyone else have that problem? Any ideas for solution? My hearing aids are ReSound. Thank you!

Marilyn

--
Best Always,
Dan

Daniel Brooks
HLAA New York State Association
President

HLAA Rochester Chapter 
Board Member and Past President

Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2)
Co-Chair

Cell/text: 585-704-8191
HLAA NYSA Website: https://nyhearingloss.org/
HLAA Rochester Chapter Website: www.hearinglossrochester.org
HL2 Website: http://www.HL2.urmc.edu 


 

I have an iPhone and have tried several different speech to text apps. The problem I’m having is whenever I start using the app it turns my hearing aids off (or volume goes way down). Does anyone else have that problem? Any ideas for solution? My hearing aids are ReSound. Thank you!

Marilyn