, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 265-270

A wearable tactile sensory aid for profoundly deaf children

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Abstract

A field evaluation was conducted in a classroom for profoundly deaf children, to determine the effects upon speech production of experience with a tactile sensory aid. The aid displays sound frequencies as touch patterns on a belt worn around the abdomen.

The research described here was supported by the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases and Stroke NS09714, the National Institute of Handicapped Research, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Foundation, and the USPHS Biomedical Research Support Grant of the Institutes of Medical Sciences.