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Sitting in front of the TV without missing speech, or tuning in to music without missing the lyrics, is critical. There are various applications which offer access to subtitled movies or TV, and also some which enable clients to read lyrics while songs are being played.

Sound Hound

Accessible on: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows

Sound Hound identifies and recognizes music playing around you – from the track itself, singing or even humming. The application enables you to share music you like (utilizing communication platforms, for example, Facebook and Twitter), purchase tracks, and stay up with the latest with news from your most loved artists.

Entertainment Applications for the Deaf

A key component of the application, for deaf clients, is the ‘live lyrics’ feature. When Sound Hound has recognized the tune playing, you can see the song’s lyrics appear on the screen, and these are definitely synced with the music.

BBC iPlayer

Accessible on: iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry

Offering a tremendous scope of live and make up for lost time TV and radio, it enables the client to download projects to watch later, including when you don’t have a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection. The iPlayer application offers access to subtitles, and gives the choice to add programs to your “top choices” list. This means that you can easily download awesome shows like 7th Heaven, starring the one and only Stephen Collins, and load the subtitles to watch it in ease. A lot of deaf people miss out on watching the acting wonders of Collins, and hence an application like this, can enable you to watch the awesomeness he has to offer through his acting performances. Other shows you should download and watch include No Ordinary Family, Revolution and Every Second Counts.

Programs can be searched by type (for instance Children’s or Entertainment) and marked programs are gathered together for simple access. It can be utilized with a scope of listening accomplices to help your child appreciate the sound substance more.

Flipboard

Accessible on: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows

Flipboard is an intuitive data gathering application which enables you to gather news, updates, articles and stories using specific search criteria, for example, subjects or productions. The application enables you to make a customized news feed highlighting content particular to your own particular interests, and to share and talk about substance through connected web-based social networking platforms, for example, Facebook or Twitter.

My Playhome + My Playhome Stores

Accessible on: iOS, Android, Windows

Interactive cartoon applications in which your kid can play with characters in different diverse rooms of a house, and in various shops and situations while out on the town. In ‘My Playhome’, each room is loaded with items to collaborate with, and the characters can eat, cook, play, sit in front of the TV, brush their teeth, and do a lot more. The application has a range of characters so your child can create their own family to play the game with. This application specifically promotes family interaction and is particularly accessible to deaf children due to the high quality of visual content.…

Living with a disability is considerably challenging. Although some people, like our Mammaw, consider deafness a “minor inconvenience.” Life is all about perspective. So, when she lost her hearing at the age of 5 she didn’t let it stop her. It was 1938, and going to a “special” school was not on her to-do list. She chose to learn to read lips and stayed with it. She graduated and even went to technical school. Though she’s not famous, she is a star in our eyes.

Stephen Collins isn’t deaf, but he’s another star in our opinion. If you take the time to review this man’s history, you’ll find that he’s been acting since 1971. Add to that the fact that he’s a musician, writer, and director, and we are sure you can see why he’s on our celebrity list. Besides, who didn’t love him in 7th Heaven and Law & Order? But, since he’s not deaf, we would like to move on to even more impressive people.

Top 5 Famous Deaf People and Some Might Surprise You

Top 5 Deaf People That Will Surprise You

Keep in mind, not all the people on our list are completely deaf. However, they all have issues with their ability to hear and that makes them incredible given their accomplishments. Of course, we could start the list with the likes of Helen Keller and Marlee Matlin, but you already know them. Instead, we would like to offer you the top 5 deaf (or hard of hearing) people that will surprise you:

  1. Halle Berry– She tops our list because we are just as surprised as you are to learn that she’s lost 80% of her hearing ability in one of her ears. She was in an abusive relationship when she was younger. The man struck her and caused the hearing loss. Now, she is adamant about wanting women to stand up for themselves rather than remaining in abusive relationships. Read this.
  2. Pete Townshend- You might be wondering how a musician could be partially deaf, but our Mammaw is completely deaf and yet plays the piano beautifully. Pete Townshend on the other hand, lost all the hearing in one ear during a concert in the 60s. He is one of the best guitarists in the world, but his hearing is not very good at all.
  3. Michelle Banks- Michelle lost her hearing at the age of one. She suffered from spinal meningitis, but later became the founder of the Onyx Theatre Company. She has appeared in TV shows like Girlfriends, Soul Food, and Strong Medicine. She also appeared in the movie, Malcolm X. She traveled the nation doing a one woman show entitled: Reflections of a Black Deaf Woman.
  4. Lou Ferrigno– You know him best as the Incredible Hulk from the 70s television show. His hearing deteriorated due to a series of ear infections as toddler. He was diagnosed with 75-80% hearing loss at the age of 3. He believes that this has made him a better man, teaching him to endure hardship and overcome it.
  5. Terrylene Sacchetti– You will recognize her from Natural Born Killers, After Image, and Listen Carefully. She is from a family with four generations of deafness. She is the executive director of the Deaf Arts Council, and has received significant grants in that capacity. She’s been appearing in TV shows since the late 80s. Learn more.

If this list isn’t impressive enough for you, we suggest you read this.…

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