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August 8, 2016

What You Need to Know Before You Visit an Audiologist

…and whistles to make it work better. Assistive Listening Devices So, what’s the answer? According to Compton-Conley, you may need an Assistive Listening Device or ALD along with your hearing…

October 24, 2016

Opulent Mobility: Making Assistive Devices Fabulous & Fun

“It’s great that you have all these assistive devices that can help you out. Do they have to look that awful?” When Laura A. Brody’s partner suffered a stroke, Brody…

September 12, 2016

The Latest in Hearing Aids & Hearables

…Changes in Hearing Technologies: The Short Story Several factors are driving change in the world of hearing technologies. First, we’re learning that hearing loss is a serious health issue —…

October 15, 2019

Accessibility at Our Chelsea Center

…the environment to provide varying levels of visibility to patrons as needed. For Individuals With Hearing Impairment Assistive-hearing technologies are incorporated into our tablet devices, desktop PCs, Chromebooks, and other…

June 24, 2016

Wearables: They Do More Than Count Steps

…new technologies coupled with old solutions. For example, eyeglasses are assistive solutions, as are hearing aids. Now, new vision enhancement devices from OrCam for people with low vision will “read”…

March 20, 2015

How to Overcome Your Fear of New Technologies

In her Aging With Geekitude series, self-professed “recovering technophobe” Erica Manfred writes about her adventures with technology and shares what she’s learned as she navigates the not-so-scary waters. A year…

December 23, 2016

These Tech Products Might Make a Difference for Seniors   

…view, and pulling up GPS directions. Despite the popular assumption that seniors resist new technologies, their research found a high acceptance of smart glasses among the participants, even though there…

January 28, 2019

Senior Planet goes to CES

…stratosphere at large – to find technologies that incite wonder while adding tangible benefit to our lives as we age. (OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber was also there to offer…

October 13, 2014

Days of Future Past

…a man on the moon. Shouldn’t we be using some of the other great technologies that we heard – or imagined – were coming? That got me thinking: How far…

May 3, 2017

Accessibility at Our Plattsburgh Center

…the environment to provide varying levels of visibility to patrons as needed. For Individuals With Hearing Impairment Assistive-hearing technologies are incorporated into our tablet devices, desktop PCs, Chromebooks, and other…

May 22, 2015

Senate Special Committee on Aging: Seniors and Technology

…panel discussed assistive technologies such as sensor-based monitoring systems, tele-health and wearable devices that are already available or in development, and looked at the thorny issue of privacy. This video…

March 8, 2019

Handling hearing loss

…a restaurant) explore and use the many technologies available. As noted earlier, only 20% of people who could take action to treat their hearing loss do so. Yet there are…

July 29, 2019

High-tech answers to Low vision

…instruction in use of adaptive equipment, technique and technology to assist visually impaired seniors to remain safe and independent in their homes. Assistive Devices Some of the leading assistant devices…

January 22, 2020

Senior Planet goes to CES

…to search for innovation, not specifically in the aging space, but in the technology stratosphere at large – to find technologies that incite wonder while adding tangible benefit to our…

January 10, 2014

Aging With Geekitude: Technophobes Anonymous

…language of tech and how to get help when you need it, which technologies are user-friendly and what to avoid. She may not be a real computer geek, but she…