Empowering deaf with the power of speech

SEE SOUND LIVETM

An assistive technology that helps deaf signers develop speech (children & adults)

SEE SOUND LIVE is a new way to learn how to speak for hearing and speech impaired children and adults who have had very limited / no success with hearing aids or cochlear implants or speech therapy and who currently rely only on sign language. The technology enables you to try to speak new sounds, starting with basic sounds like Aa, Ee, Oo etc and then moving onto more complex sounds like Oi, Aiee.

See Sound Live gives the user a feedback on how well he is doing with trying to pronounce these sounds on the screen. It also gives some articulation tips and volumetric feedback. By practicing these new sounds, the user is able to improve his performance in uttering these sounds one by one. In due course, the user is able to pronounce many of these sounds clearly.

Once the user has mastered pronouncing these basic phonetic elements, he / she is able to join these to utter simple words.

In this whole process, See Sound Live relies on the users ability to SEE changes on the smart phone screen INSTEAD OF HEARING for the same. This unique feature allows a hearing and speech imparied person to master speech since he / she is already an expert in using their eyes and visual brain instead of their ears.

Using See Sound Live TM

( Select Practice Mode)

Step 1

Select a sound from the phoneme selection screen. Example- select ‘a’  sound.

Step 2

try to say ‘a’ sound.

  • keep it short (less than 1s)
  • say it as clearly as you can

Step 1

Select a sound from the phoneme selection screen. Example- select ‘a’  sound.

Step 2

try to say ‘a’ sound.

  • keep it short (less than 1s)
  • say it as clearly as you can

Step 3

Focus on the Image on the screen

  • try and remember the Image in your mind
  • repeat saying ‘a’ – focus on the image every time you say ‘a’

Step 4

Get comfortable with this task of saying a sound and focusing on the Image that you produce on the screen

Step 5

Now, start looking at the Reference Image (top right) as well as the Image you produce

Step 3

Focus on the Image on the screen

  • try and remember the Image in your mind
  • repeat saying ‘a’ – focus on the image every time you say ‘a’

Step 4

Get comfortable with this task of saying a sound and focusing on the Image that you produce on the screen

Step 5

Now, start looking at the Reference Image (top right) as well as the Image you produce

Step 6

Try to match the Image you produce with the Reference Image (top right) by modulating your efforts in speaking the sound ‘a’ (you can get some articulation tips from videos in the library section of www.seesoundlive.com OR from the Demo section of the App) or take help from Parents / Friends / Speech Therapists.

Step 7

The lights at the bottom tell you how well you have done. Green means great, orange means good and red means you need to try more. Don’t worry about these too much in the beginning.

Step 6

Try to match the Image you produce with the Reference Image (top right) by modulating your efforts in speaking the sound ‘a’ (you can get some articulation tips from videos in the library section of www.seesoundlive.com OR from the Demo section of the App) or take help from Parents / Friends / Speech Therapists.

Step 7

The lights at the bottom tell you how well you have done. Green means great, orange means good and red means you need to try more. Don’t worry about these too much in the beginning.

Step 8

Start with the sounds on Row 1 and move down slowly one by one. Keep practicing each sound multiple times a day, until you have mastered it.

Step 9

Once you have mastered a few sounds, you will be able to join them to make small words like papa and mama

Step 8

Start with the sounds on Row 1 and move down slowly one by one. Keep practicing each sound multiple times a day, until you have mastered it.

Step 9

Once you have mastered a few sounds, you will be able to join them to make small words like papa and mama

Step 10

Select score to see how well you performed.

Step 10

Press score to see how well performed.

POINTS TO REMEMBER

One needs to practice speaking every new sound several thousand times before you can expect to use it confidently in your every day life. (Same is true for normal hearing and speaking children too).

Try using see sound live as many times as you can every day for best results.

Take help from parents / friends / speech therapists / other guides for articulation tips to get you a head start. The Videos in Demo section of the App and Library are there to help with this.

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