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soundAMP R App for iOS

'Amplify the world around you discreetly with iPhone and iPod touch. * #1 selling hearing app on the App Store. * Purchased by over 40,000 customers in 55 countries. * Supports iOS4 multitasking. * Top 5 medical app. * Featured by Apple in the "Special Education - Learning for Everyone" category. * Featured by Apple in the “New & Noteworthy” and “Staff Favorites” categories.
 * Included on demo iPhones in Apple Stores nationwide.
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Jane Moore
Jane Moore (Faculty)
6 years ago
This app could well be used by individuals, particularly in a class session who had difficulty hearing. However, its use in teaching, per se, is limited.
Loretta Driskel
Loretta Driskel (Staff)
7 years ago
This app seems like it might be worthwhile to a small group of hearing impaired users who do not have access to other options but it's use for higher education seems to be limited to that group. Also it costs $4.99.
Brooks Bridges
Brooks Bridges (Consultant)
8 years ago

The potential for this application is enormous. Many report using it with far more success than normal hearing aids in noisy environments. BUT: You are currently restricted to wired ear phones/headsets, physically tying you to the phone*. The ideal would be an inconspicuous ear mounted bluetooth earphone with no microphone.

*After much research I found a single exception: from Creative Labs - their Bluetooth enabled WP-300 over the head/over the ear headphones. The hundreds of other wireless headsets include a microphone designed to capture the wearers voice. These headsets automatically disable the iphone mic or a mic plugged into the phone.