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iOS Apps for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


KCDHH does not vouch for, recommend, or guarantee any particular iOS apps. This list is merely for informational purposes only. If you know of any apps missing from this list which you feel are useful to deaf and hard of hearing people, please let us know


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Video Apps

Captioned Telephone Apps

IP Relay Apps

Hearing Aid Apps

Text-to-Speech, Captioning and Subtitling Apps

Deaf News Apps

Miscellaneous Apps

 



Video Apps
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ntouch®

By Sorenson Communications, Inc.

The ntouch® app turns your iPhone® or iPad® into a portable videophone, providing you with the power of SVRS® on the go. Our ntouch app works on any Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with a front-facing camera.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

P3 Mobile

P3 Mobile

By Purple Communications, Inc.

P3 Mobile is the on-the-go VRS (Video Relay Service) app that makes it easy for deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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Z5 Mobile

By CSDVRS, LLC

Z5 Mobile has allowed deaf and hard of hearing people to experience communication freedom on their iPad or iPhone like never before. And now, it’s even better! Make and receive ZVRS, VP, VCO Plus and HolaVRS calls using a WiFi or cellular connection.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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Convo Mobile

By Convo

Video chat naturally in the kitchen, out in the backyard, or when doing your food shopping. It’s video chat wherever you’re comfortable!

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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Skype for iPhone

By Skype Communications S.a.r.l

Introducing the brand new Skype for iPhone – simpler than ever with an even more powerful search. Stay in touch with free video calls, voice calls and messaging on Skype.

Cost: Free

Note: iPhone only.

View the iTunes page

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Skype for iPad

By Skype Communications S.a.r.l

Introducing the brand new Skype for iPhone – simpler than ever with an even more powerful search. Stay in touch with free video calls, voice calls and messaging on Skype.

Cost: Free

Note: iPad only.

View the iTunes page

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ooVoo

By ooVoo LLC

With ooVoo you can make free, high-quality video calls, voice calls, and send text messages to easily connect with your friends and family. Make clear and crisp video calls with up to 12 people at a time, on any device.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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Glide - Live Video Messenger

By Glide

Glide is the live video messaging app for people who want more personality and expression when communicating with those who know them best. If you're feeling that text can't say enough, you're ready for Glide. Get a little closer.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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LPConnect

By Language People

LP Connect provides Interpretation services to deaf and hard of hearing over a secure high quality real time video link.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page


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Captioned Telephone Apps
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ClearCaptions

By Purple Communications, Inc.

ClearCaptions adds free captions to your phone calls, displaying them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you use ClearCaptions with your calls, it’s similar to turning on closed captions for your TV shows; you hear AND read what’s being said. ClearCaptions gives your hearing a helping hand.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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Hamilton Captel

By Hamilton CapTel

The Hamilton CapTel® App is designed exclusively for individuals who have difficulty hearing over the telephone. With this app, you may listen to your phone conversations while reading word-for-word captions of what's said to you - similar to captions on TV.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

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CaptionCall

By CaptionCall, LLC

CaptionCall® is a revolutionary service for anyone who has trouble hearing on the phone due to hearing loss. With CaptionCall Mobile, you can make and receive captioned telephone calls from your iPad—so you can understand every word of every call. For more information visit www.captioncall.com or call 1-877-557-2227.

Note: iPad only.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

Wireless CapTel by Sprint
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Wireless CapTel by Sprint

By Raketu Communications Inc

Wireless CapTel(R) by Sprint(R) is a free app available for individuals with hearing loss and understandable speech to place calls CapTel services on iOS. Using state of the art voice recognition technology, CapTel delivers captions of everything your caller says, while you listen (with your residual hearing) and speak directly to your caller.

Cost: Free


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IP Relay Apps
Sprint IP

Sprint IP

By Sprint

Sprint® Mobile IP Relay for iOS devices is a free app available for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or have a speech disability to place relay calls and communicate using text on iOS 6 or higher devices, including iPad devices. This app is available on wireless networks that support iTunes. Connect with a qualified relay operator via Sprint Mobile IP. Features include: integrated contact list, call history, and access to live customer service.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page


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Hearing Aid Apps
Oticon ConnectLine

Oticon ConnectLine

By Oticon A/S

The App works with the intermediate device Streamer Pro 1.2 App (or later).

The app combines remote control features for Oticon Hearing Instruments with an intuitive visual interface to the ConnectLine system, which connects users wirelessly to Mobile Phones, Remote microphones, TV sound transmitters etc.

Cost: Free

Note: Only works with certain Oticon hearing aid models.

View the iTunes page

Phonak

Phonak RemoteControl

By Phonak

The RemoteControl App requires a Phonak ComPilot II or ComPilot Air II streamer as an interface to the Venture hearing aids.

The Phonak RemoteControl App turns any smartphone into a remote control. It provides clients with the opportunity to extend more control and flexibility over their Phonak Venture hearing aids with the use of their smartphone.

Once installed, the easy-to-follow pairing wizard will help to connect the app to the streamer. A demonstration mode is also available to assist clients in getting started.

Cost: Free

Note: Only works with certain Phonak hearing aid models.

Note: iPhone only.

View the iTunes page

ReSound Smart

ReSound Smart

By ReSound

The ReSound Smart™ app v. 3.2.1 is compatible with the following hearing aids:
Full ReSound LiNX2™ family, ReSound LiNX™ 9/7, ReSound LiNX TS™ 9/7, ReSound Enzo™ 9/7, ReSound UP Smart™ 9/7.

The ReSound Smart™ app enables you to control and personalize your hearing experience – intuitive and discretely.

It is the first hearing aid app with a direct connection between your ReSound MFi hearing aids and your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®.

Cost: Free

Note: Only works with certain ReSound hearing aid models.

View the iTunes page

Starkey T² Remote

Starkey T² Remote

By Starkey Laboratories

The T2 Remote application takes advantage of a new breakthrough technology from Starkey that allows users to control their hearing aids with a simple touch on their iPhone or iPod touch. This avoids the need for any additional hardware. T2 in the hearing aids will discreetly and instantly classify the tone signal from the iPhone or iPod touch and automatically adjust itself to the desired setting.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

TruLink Hearing Control

TruLink Hearing Control

By Starkey Laboratories

With TruLink and the Made for iPhone hearing aid, people with hearing loss can go anywhere and do everything more conveniently than ever before. That’s because TruLink seamlessly connects your hearing aids to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® — so you can easily stream phone calls, music, FaceTime®, videos and more directly to your ears with pristine sound quality.

TruLink works with Made for iPhone hearing aids from Starkey, Audibel, NuEar, MicroTech and AGX Hearing. These hearing aids must be purchased from a hearing care professional. Please go to trulinkhearing.com to locate a professional near you.

Cost: Free

Note: Only works with certain hearing aid models.

View the iTunes page

Siemens touchControl

Siemens touchControl

By Sivantos Pte. Ltd.

Turn your mobile device into a remote control for your Siemens hearing aids! The app enhances discretion by hiding the remote control within your mobile device without the need for additional hardware. Full control of your hearing aids looks as subtle as checking for a text message.

The app will only provide all the functions if configured by your hearing health specialist. The app is only compatible with the latest generation of Siemens 7bx, 5bx, 3bx, Orion 2 and Sirion 2 hearing aids.

Cost: Free

Note: Only works with certain Siemens hearing aid models.

View the iTunes page

LoopFinder

LoopFinder

By Otojoy

A hearing aid / assistive listening tool that includes a comprehensive map-based directory of all U.S. venues (i.e. Places of Worship, Performing Arts Theaters, Movie Theaters, Public Meeting Rooms, Municipal Facilities, etc.) that are hearing loop enabled to assist people with hearing loss. LoopFinder is location-aware which allows suggestions of nearby venues with hearing loops. LoopFinder allows users to suggest other non-looped venues to consider a hearing loop installation. LoopFinder also helps users find nearby hearing professionals that can activate their hearing aid telecoils to take advantage of a venue’s hearing loop.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page


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Text-to-Speech, Captioning and Subtitling Apps
Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation

By Nuance Communications

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

Cost: Free

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SpeechTrans Ultimate For Hearing Impaired Powered By Nuance

SpeechTrans Ultimate For Hearing Impaired Powered By Nuance

By SpeechTrans TM

>SpeechTrans for Hearing Impaired works similarly to how closed captioning work on television. The user would press record, and someone would begin talking to them, the device will automatically detect what it just said and display it on the screen. The user can then type back a response and SpeechTrans will read it aloud in a male or female voice!

Cost: $29.99

View the iTunes page

iCVNet

iCVNet

By Stenograph L.L.C.

Stenograph’s iCVNet iPad app provides attorneys and judges instant viewing of realtime deposition and trial transcripts on an iPad. Court reporters using Case CATalyst software can send the realtime text via a wireless network. Attorneys and legal professionals can connect to the reporter’s secure WiFi network to receive, view, mark, search and email the transcript. Once connected, the entire transcript is displayed, even if connecting after testimony has started.

This app can also be used by CART providers so that one could see real-time captioning on their iPad.

Cost: Free

Note: iPad only.

View the iTunes page

Described and Captioned Media Program

DCMP

By Described and Captioned Media Program

Instantly watch streamed educational videos from the Described and Captioned Media Program's vast library of accessible content!

The DCMP has over 4,000 streaming educational videos featuring captions and/or descriptions for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. Our library is available **free of charge** to qualifying students and their teachers, parents, and other professionals serving them.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

TEDiSUB

TEDiSUB

By semix2

Meet world's leading experts about TED - Technology, Entertainment, Design and share their ideas.

Cost: $1.99

View the iTunes page


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Deaf News Apps
EngageByEview

EngageByEview

By E-View Connections

Engage by E-View Connections is a FREE app designed to spread Deaf community news and events using brief ASL videos with English subtitles. These videos include local, national and international news and events and are updated daily.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

DeafNation Mobile

DeafNation Mobile

By Jed Barish

DeafNation is your portal into the Deaf community and culture. We have new captioned videos narrated in American Sign Language almost every day. You are guaranteed entertainment!

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page

mGallaudet

mGallaudet

By Gallaudet University

mGallaudet offers you access to Gallaudet University's content in the palm of your hand.

Cost: Free

View the iTunes page


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Miscellaneous Apps
OpenAccess Chat

OpenAccess Chat

By Conexu Foundation

OpenAccess chat offers an affordable, mobile and flexible face to face communication channel for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to interact with anyone via instant text.

Simply launch the app and begin communicating!

Cost: $1.99

View the iTunes page

Deafalarm
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Deafalarm

By Alex Reidy

Deafalarm gives the Deaf community and earplug users peace of mind while sleeping: It stays up all night, running in the background and listening out for loud, repetitive noises like fire alarms which it warns you about by vibrating. (To let the app run in the background, simply tap the ON switch then turn the screen off.)

With the latest update, Deafalarm is also very useful when you're not sleeping: It allows you to "see" sound, thanks to a number of visual cues, including an audio graph, a decibel meter, and a logo that doubles as an attention-getter, changing from black to bright red when it hears a sound significantly louder than the normal ambient noise. Urgent things such as alarms, ringing phones, and screams may also ignite your device's camera flash so it can get your attention from a distance.

Cost: $0.99

Digital Ear
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Digital Ear

By Alex Reidy

Digital Ear is a sound recognition tool designed to give people with hearing disabilities better awareness of their surroundings. The software listens to and analyzes your acoustic environment and notifies you by flashing and/or vibrating (your choice) when it thinks it hears one of the sounds you recorded.

Cost: $2.99

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