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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.
 * Selected by Apple as the hearing app for Apple's web site.
 Sounds are sent to your earbuds in real time. Hear what you’d like to hear. Record what you’d like to record! Works in many situations, around the table at home, watching TV, in lecture halls, at parties, wherever you’d like to hear, or overhear, the people around you! We have tuned soundAMP to provide... Show More


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Jane Moore
Jane Moore (Faculty)
5 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)
6 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)
7 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.