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Decoding Speech: The Shared Struggles of Speech-to-Text Apps and Deaf Individuals

A human torso in a gray shirt with hands extended to front. In between the hands, a bot is floating with a speech bubble and other graphics.

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.

Cochlear Implants and Ethics

A hand holding a silver colored behind the ear processor, Harmony from Advanced Bionics, by the coil.

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.

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