What Google Glass Means for a Half Deaf Person by
What Google Glass Means for a Half Deaf Person
It happens to me all the time. Someone is walking next to me on my right side, so I need to move him or her to my left. I want to talk to someone sitting to my right, so I have to turn the left side of my face towards them. No, I don’t look better from the left – I hear better from the left. That is, I only hear from the left. I always tell people that being deaf in one ear is better than being deaf in both ears, so I’ve never felt like I was m...
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- Jul 25, 2013
- I've heard that for normal hearing people, anyway, the bone conduction volume is really low. I use a Ponto (bone conduction device attached to an implanted titanium rod) and get excellent volume and sound quality from it. Maybe Google should consult with Oticon and/or Cochlear for advice? Or to license technology?
That said, I got a brief chance to try out a friend's Glass and was able to hear the voice just fine. It was quiet, however, and I don't know how well it would hold up in a louder environment.Jul 27, 2013
- Please how can I get one of this online?Jul 28, 2013
- I should love to try them to early :)Jul 31, 2013
- Wow! Great job! I hope this is just the beginning of a long list of stories like this oneAug 4, 2013
- Too bad it doesn't work for me (I tried Glass once). I absolutely need a left-eared version if I were to get Google Glass (or that new external earbud and an extension cord). I've been almost completely deaf in my right ear ever since I had an ear infection as a baby.
Actually, just a complete left-side version (both ear and eye) would do as that is my dominant side anyways (yay southpaws!).Oct 31, 2013