Google launches Android apps for people with hearing disabil
In an applaud-worthy effort, Google has introduced two new Android apps - Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

An initiative of its kind, Google - in the blog introduction cites the alarming data by WHO that estimates 900 million people suffering from hearing loss by the year 2055.

Live transcribe is an app that takes real-world speech and turns it into real-time captions using the phone’s microphone. The app facilitates spoken words displayed on the user's screen in real time.

Sound amplifier helps to filter, augment and amplify the sounds in the environment by increasing quiet sounds.

These two apps are the brainchild of Google Accessibility team led by Chet Gnegy, who was moved to see Research scientist at Google; deaf since childhood - Dmitri Kanevsky attributed for developing an accessibility technology that he uses for his formal meetings, faced difficulties in regular communication.

Read here the official blog by Google:
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