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On Feb 12, 2022, at 9:42 PM, Jim Rau <jimrau@...> wrote:

Dr Cliff Olson explains bone conduction headphones on his YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGQhjCIkbo


Jim Rau
 

Dr Cliff Olson explains bone conduction headphones on his YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGQhjCIkbo


Jim Rau
 

Approving a guest speaker is not up to me. If it were I"d ask for more information. I think a discussion with Don, David, and Carla would be in order to talk about inviting a presenter. 

The disadvantages of the Dome that I see are that the sound would not be corrected to our prescriptive hearing aid settings and environmental noise would be a problem. They are most likely adjustable for base/treble and volume, but I doubt for much else. Maybe they have more capability. I simply don't know. That's why I'd ask for more information. 

Right now I listen to music from my iPhone transmitted directly to my hearing aids. It sounds good to me, but I'm a musical illiterate and have a profound hearing loss so I have no credibility at all. 

Jim


Ronald Drach
 

Jim!

Thanks for the feedback. You know a heck of a lot more about this than I do. I understand and share your skepticism. 

I am on the Board of Speech to Text Captioning and shared this with them. Here is one response I received.

Hey Ron, 

These bone conduction headphones are pretty cool!  Sound can be transmitted a variety of ways, e.g. sonar, bone conduction, acoustically, etc.  With these, sound is transmitted conductively through bone (skull).  I have participated in some research at ASU about music and haptics, 'feeling the sound', which is another way to perceive sound.  

Their price point ($450) is steep, but it's a new product and we will see if it is successful.  Thanks for sharing!

Jim!

Would you be willing to have him do a presentation at an upcoming meeting?

Thanks again



 

 

We're underway with our campaign, "OneSound", specifically impacting the deaf and hard of hearing space. We have an exclusive event planned for Saturday, February 26th. The location is being solidified but it will be between Mozzeria or Kitchen Cray in D.C.. Then weeks later we'll follow up with a preorder campaign for all the folks in the community who would like to be the first to own a pair of Dome Headphones.

 

Here are all the video assets for the OneSound campaign that starts to tell the story. If you want to share, feel free.

 

Dome x Gallaudet Trailer:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/069dd7be1f1dedcf8f/dome-x-gallaudet-university-trailer

 

Dome x iYellow:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/d39dd6be1012e0c25a/dome-audio-x-iyellow-group-part-1

 

Dome x Gallaudet Football:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/a79dd6b5121ce1c02e/dome-audio-x-gallaudet-football-team-part-2

 

Dome x Gallaudet Audiology:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/799dd6ba151defc1f0/dome-audio-x-gallaudet-audiology-dept

 

Dome Audio- OneSound:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/892162394/

 

Dome Audio Overview:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/289318/

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're underway with our campaign, "OneSound", specifically impacting the deaf and hard of hearing space. We have an exclusive event planned for Saturday, February 26th. The location is being solidified but it will be between Mozzeria or Kitchen Cray in D.C.. Then weeks later we'll follow up with a preorder campaign for all the folks in the community who would like to be the first to own a pair of Dome Headphones.

 

Here are all the video assets for the OneSound campaign that starts to tell the story. If you want to share, feel free.

 

Dome x Gallaudet Trailer:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/069dd7be1f1dedcf8f/dome-x-gallaudet-university-trailer

 

Dome x iYellow:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/d39dd6be1012e0c25a/dome-audio-x-iyellow-group-part-1

 

Dome x Gallaudet Football:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/a79dd6b5121ce1c02e/dome-audio-x-gallaudet-football-team-part-2

 

Dome x Gallaudet Audiology:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/799dd6ba151defc1f0/dome-audio-x-gallaudet-audiology-dept

Dome Audio- OneSound:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/892162394/

 

Dome Audio Overview:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/289318/

 

NATIONAL BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES - This organization came to my attention yesterday and I know nothing about them. Does anyone know them? We should reach out to them and share information and offer membership.

 

DEAF ENTEPENEURSHIP NETWORK - As above never heard of them. I have a contact who will do an introduction for me.

 

I serve on the Advisory Council of Disability:IN DC Metro and they have a monthly newsletter. I can have an article about GA inserted in an upcoming issue. The article can be as long as we want and have hyperlinks to membership and sponsorship. It goes to about 800 people representing numerous large and small employers and some non profits.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, thoughts, or comments.

 

Ron

 

Ron Drach, President

Drach Consulting

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On Thursday, January 27, 2022, 03:58:54 PM EST, Jim Rau <jimrau@...> wrote:


The information they provide is conspicuously devoid or any technical description. It still looks to me like it is a bone conduction system which is not at all new. We all receive a bone conduction a test at our visits to our audiologists, so we've all experienced it. 

Bone conduction is an effective system but ambient environmental noise will interfere with the audibility of the system. Therefore it will not help us to hear in a noisy place. And for most of us noisy environments are our most challenging places for hearing/understanding. If it is transmitted by bluetooth most of our hearing aide will connect to that already. If your hearing aids do not connect to bluetooth tell the VA that you want new hearing aids. Sorry for my skepticism but I simply need more information before I can become interested in the products shown on the videos. 

If this is a bone conduction via bluetooth system I'm not very interested. If it is something else - maybe. I really would like more information. 

Jim


Jim Rau
 

The information they provide is conspicuously devoid or any technical description. It still looks to me like it is a bone conduction system which is not at all new. We all receive a bone conduction a test at our visits to our audiologists, so we've all experienced it. 

Bone conduction is an effective system but ambient environmental noise will interfere with the audibility of the system. Therefore it will not help us to hear in a noisy place. And for most of us noisy environments are our most challenging places for hearing/understanding. If it is transmitted by bluetooth most of our hearing aide will connect to that already. If your hearing aids do not connect to bluetooth tell the VA that you want new hearing aids. Sorry for my skepticism but I simply need more information before I can become interested in the products shown on the videos. 

If this is a bone conduction via bluetooth system I'm not very interested. If it is something else - maybe. I really would like more information. 

Jim


Ronald Drach
 

I believe I mentioned I was contacted by the developer of this new initiative and have been in an email exchange with him. He would like to speak at one of our meetings and it might be interesting. Please let me know what you think and I will get him scheduled. I have connected him with HLAA and hope he will exhibit and or sponsor the upcoming convention. Is anyone planning on going? I am tentatively going depending on COVID. I am high risk so being very careful. I had some initial questions and they are attached.

 

"We're underway with our campaign, "OneSound", specifically impacting the deaf and hard of hearing space. We have an exclusive event planned for Saturday, February 26th. The location is being solidified but it will be between Mozzeria or Kitchen Cray in D.C.. Then weeks later we'll follow up with a preorder campaign for all the folks in the community who would like to be the first to own a pair of Dome Headphones.

Here are all the video assets for the OneSound campaign that starts to tell the story. If you want to share, feel free.

Dome x Gallaudet Trailer:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/069dd7be1f1dedcf8f/dome-x-gallaudet-university-trailer

Dome x iYellow:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/d39dd6be1012e0c25a/dome-audio-x-iyellow-group-part-1

Dome x Gallaudet Football:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/a79dd6b5121ce1c02e/dome-audio-x-gallaudet-football-team-part-2

Dome x Gallaudet Audiology:

https://domeaudio.vids.io/videos/799dd6ba151defc1f0/dome-audio-x-gallaudet-audiology-dept

Dome Audio- OneSound:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/892162394/

Dome Audio Overview:

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/289318/