Articles

Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 265-270

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A wearable tactile sensory aid for profoundly deaf children

  • Frank A. SaundersAffiliated withSmith-Kettlewell Institute
  • , William A. HillAffiliated withSmith-Kettlewell Institute
  • , Barbara FranklinAffiliated withSmith-Kettlewell Institute

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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.