Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Electronic Communication Aids

Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
  • Hans-Heinrich Bothe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


This paper gives an overview and extends the Special Thematic Session (STS) on ‘Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People: Electronic Communication Aids’. The topics of the session focus on special equipment to improve the communication between people with or without hearing-impairments, on improvement of communicational skills, or on methods to generate a better research environment for respective technical developments. The papers are related to visual communication using sign language, lip-reading or written text, to spoken or written language acquisition or improvement, or to general services for hearing-impaired persons.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Heinrich Bothe
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  1. 1.Centre for Applied Hearing ResearchTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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