[Athen] hard of hearing in group situation

KRISTA L. GREEAR greeark at uw.edu
Thu Jan 26 16:23:19 PST 2017

Hi there,

This questions was forwarded to me from a donor. My gut reaction is to invest in a better/different hearing aid but also seek the collective wisdom of the group.

My Mom is 90 and lives in Denver. She has a state-of-the-art hearing aid, but it isn't nearly enough for one-on-one conversations, much less groups. When we're there, we use a dictation app on an iPhone and she has speech to text on her phone. When we're not there, she is convinced that the phone method is too complicated for anyone else to use (it really isn't).

What we need is a simple method for group meals/bridge games/visits where she can see (on a tablet?) what each person says. Perhaps each person wears a microphone? Is there such an item?


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