Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids

Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4427


Tactile Phonetics and Digital Impressions to Assist the Hearing and Visual Impaired

Samuel Martyn James

“Touch to Feel” is a method consistent with natural behavior and responses. It is commonly prevalent in the living, human and animals alike. With a digital conversion of the signals, more accurate and compressed data can be transmitted to the recipient. A small test was conducted on children with hearing disability and without any training or understanding, in front of public; they were able to identify the digital conversion of phonetic signals presented in a tactile format and matched it easily with the corresponding sentences and words. The purpose of this project was to find means to alleviate the struggle of the disabled to connect with the society with clear understanding and find a normal life in their current environment. Sign language does not give the hearing impaired to connect with all neither do the visually impaired are clearly able to perceive their surroundings. A new method of impression for digital data would help both kinds of disability to efficiently address the issue and improve their perception and understanding of their environment, people and knowledge acquisition methods, so that they a fair opportunity to lead a normal life.

Published Date: 2019-03-30; Received Date: 2019-05-01