Assistive Technology

The growth in choices in the world of assistive hearing technology has expanded tremendously in the last several decades, and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. There are individual devices that are worn all or most the time by a person such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. And there are technologies to assist a person within a particular environment such as an FM system or sound field system in a classroom. Read through these primers on the different devices that are available in the market and speak with your audiologist or other hearing professional to learn about what technologies can help you specifically.

Hearing Aids

For people with mild to moderate hearing loss, a hearing aid can significantly help communication by amplifying sound. Hearing aids are small electronic, battery-operated devices that collect sounds with a microphone and direct the louder signal into the user's ear through a tiny speaker. Read More »

How Hearing Aids Work

Hearing aids work by boosting the intensity ("loudness") level of sounds at different frequencies ("pitches"). Learn more about thedifferetn types of hearing aids. Read More »

Video: What Cochlear Implants Can Do

"Children that receive cochlear implants early in their developmental phases are reaching amazing heights." Read More »


Today's technology enables us to be connected and explore new ways for accessibility. Many adults in our community are identifying innovative and new uses for existing tools about using technology for better experiences at work, home and play. Read More »

CART Resource List

CART is specifically recognized as an assistive technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is used to provide communications access for individuals with hearing loss in schools, on the job, at conferences and in other settings. National and local resources are available. Read More »