In some situations where interpreters are not available, I’ve had the opportunity to be accompanied by a hard-of-hearing person who knows sign language. However, due to their limited hearing, they may encounter challenges in processing speech accurately. I’m sharing this because their experiences closely resemble the struggles faced by speech-to-text apps in many ways.
Many people often use words “captions” and “subtitles” interchangeably without realizing the difference between the two.
Today is International Cochlear Implant Day. I have had a cochlear implant (CI) from Advanced Bionics for 24 years now. Before that I wore hearing aids (HA).
I have mixed feelings today. While I love a cochlear implant, I and many other long term c1 users like me are so fed up with Advanced Bionics that made us feel forgotten by them as they haven’t upgraded the external BTE processor for 11 years now. It’s long overdue.