Cochlear Implant Nucleus

(Contributed by: Jayshaud P.) Technology: Cochlear Implant Nucleus When was it invented:  1979 Who invented? A medical device group, Nucleus, becomes interested in the potential of Professor Graeme Clark’s work. Manufacturing Company: Cochlear Limited Where: Australia What is it? The Cochlear Limited company created the  electronic medical device designed for deaf people. Cochlear implants help those... Continue Reading →



(Contributed by: Kassandra R. and Evans S.) Technology: FaceTime is Apple’s video and audio Calling service. It is a phone that uses your Wi-Fi or cellular data instead of traditional phone lines. You can use it from any Apple product such as, the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to call anyone else using one... Continue Reading →


(Contributed by Eilif M.) Compendium: Smartwatches When was it invented? Modern smartwatches emerged as a fitness tracker called the Nike FuelBand in 2012.  Other key players in the development in the smartwatch include the startup Pebble along with technology giant Apple with the Apple Watch in 2015.  [2] Who Invented it?  No one person invented... Continue Reading →


(Contributed by Cara M, Rachel F.) Technology: C-Print/CART When it was invented: 1997 Inventor: C-print-created by National Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology [5], CART-Unknown How it works: C-Print is a speech to text device. A captionist, types a professor’s lecture and other students comments on another computer or screen for the class... Continue Reading →

Captioning on Glass (CoG)

(Contributed by: Rachael A.) Technology:  Captioning on Glass (CoG) (For Android, Syncs with Google Glass) Invented by: Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology When it was invented: September 2014 What it does: the hearing individual speaks into the phone with the opened COG app.  The captioning is sent (for free) to the wearer’s google glass. ... Continue Reading →


(Contributors: Arooj A., Zainab A., Erin D., Jessica R.) Company:   Technology:   About: Wavio was created when founder Greyson Watkins, who is deaf, moved out on his own and began realizing the challenges he was facing from unintentionally waking up his roommate due to him making a lot of noise, to Greyson not hearing... Continue Reading →

FM Systems

(Contributed by: Nick S.) Technology: FM system (radio based hearing aid) When it was invented:  1991 [3]. Inventor: Andrew James Jamieson Hall [3]. How it works: The FM system uses the transmission of sound over radio waves through the use of a microphone and either ear level receivers, neck loop receivers, or a body- worn... Continue Reading →

Phonak Roger Pen

(Contributed by Nao S.) Technology: Phonak Roger Pen When: N/A Inventor: Phonak How it works: The pen is an all-inclusive wireless microphone which picks up sound and sends it directly to the user’s receiver.  The product is mainly advertised for its discreetness and its ability to detect speech in noise over distance. The pen also... Continue Reading →

2-Way Video Phone (Location: Starbucks)

(Contributed by Allyssa C.) Technology: Starbucks Two Way Video Drive-thru When: Tested in 2013, implemented in 2015 [1] Where: First tested in the state of Washington, but since has spread to thousands of Starbucks locations [1] Purpose: The purpose of this technology was to provide a more personal customer service interaction in the drive thru.... Continue Reading →

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