February 3 Meeting Recap

Nancy Hilger, now with Clear Captions, spoke on  Getting Hip with Your Hearing.

Hearing aid technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, and she reviewed a number of features that go far beyond the traditional hearing device.  The smartphone is become an essential adjunct to the hearing aid, for much more than simple adjusting its parameters.

A new captioning system was introduced, based on Google Live Transcribe software running on a tablet computer and projected on a well

Though hardly perfect, the system is remarkably fast and accurate.  It was noted that it is not able to distinguish between individual voices, and sentences are not separated, although paragraphs, at least to some degree, are.

The transcript is available on request to hlaamcc (at) gmail.com

Next meeting March 2.

At the Jeanes Library, 5:30 to 7:30

As always, visitors are welcome.

 

 

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