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Awesome Apps for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Every day the iPhone assists people in living better lives. Here are several great apps focused on helping those who are deaf or hearing impaired with communication, entertainment, and more.

Convo - VRS app by signers

Convo - VRS app by signers

Convo

Convo - VRS app by signers

For those who want an app for VRS and point-to-point calls.

The Convo - VRS app by signers app was created by people who understand your communication needs. You can make VRS and point-to-point calls, use VCO, add contacts to your list, and connect with 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi. The app also includes access to the Deaf Business and Community Directory for select cities.

Why we love it

With Convo – VRS app by signers, making direct video calls is easy.

Subtitles Viewer!

Subtitles Viewer!

Craig Grummitt

For those who want an app that provides subtitles for TV shows and movies.

When you are at home, it is easier to get subtitles for the shows you want. But, when you are out it’s more of a challenge. Subtitles Viewer! is an app that provides subtitles for television shows and movies. These come from the site Opensubtitles.org and are available in a variety of languages including English, Spanish, French, and German.

Why we love it

If you need a tool to assist you in watching that TV show or movie when you are not at home, check out the handy Subtitles Viewer! app. If you enjoy it, there is a paid Pro version which provides unlimited subtitles.

Deaf Wake

Deaf Wake

Steven Mifsud

Deaf Wake

For those who want an alarm clock designed for the hearing impaired.

The Deaf Wake clock app offers LED, vibration, and visual-based alarms. You can choose from a camera flash, flashing screen, vibration, or sound, plus you can use more than one at a time. The app lets you create descriptive alarms, so you can easily use it for reminders too. You can pick from different clock faces and you can use your Apple Watch to set alarms.

Why we love it

Created out of frustration from someone who knows, Deaf Wake provides various alarm types for the hearing impaired.

Connect by BeWarned - app for deaf and HOH

Connect by BeWarned - app for deaf and HOH

Sergii Maliukov

Connect by BeWarned - app for deaf and HOH

For those who want an app that converts both speech and text and includes templates.

Connect by BeWarned converts speech into text and vice versa. To communicate with the hearing, just type what you want to relay and the app will speak it. Then, when the other person responds, their spoken words will be converted to text for you. The app also includes a template feature for commonly-used phrases.

Why we love it

With Connect by BeWarned, communicating with the hearing is simple.

Jacoti ListenApp - Hearing aid

Jacoti ListenApp - Hearing aid

Jacoti bvba

Jacoti ListenApp - Hearing aid

For those who want an easy-to-use hearing aid app for both external sounds and installed apps.

The Jacoti ListenApp tool is a hearing support system that works like a hearing aid on your iPhone or iPod touch. In addition, the app processes sound from third-party applications. You just pop in your Apple earphones to hear sounds around you and you can separate the sound processing for each ear.

Why we love it

When you need assistance hearing sounds and voices around you or those attached to your installed apps, the Jacoti ListenApp tool can help.

BeWarned – App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

BeWarned – App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Sergii Maliukov

BeWarned – App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

For those who want one app that detects danger sounds, converts speech, and helps you enjoy music.

BeWarned – App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides essential features that help in everyday life. The Sound Monitor feature notifies you visually when it detects potential danger like sirens, alarms, even screams. The Connect function converts text into speech and vice versa for easier communication with the hearing. And, the Dance feature helps you enjoy your favorite tunes with vibration and lights.

Why we love it

For an all-in-one tool that assists with potential danger, communication, and the enjoyment of music, check out BeWarned.