Are you deaf and tired of lipreading? Even the best lipreaders follow ~22% of their conversations - imagine what you're missing out on.
MyEar App was developed by Gerald Isobe, deaf hall-of-fame golfer and his son, Brandon.
Gerald grew up lipreading but became frustrated with understanding only 30% of what was being said and tired of asking people around him "what are you talking about?"
This app was created from those frustrations and it's an app he and others are using to communicate with their hearing colleagues, friends, and family.
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I just have to say .....you are a genius! My 92 year old mom has been hard of hearing for 30 plus years. The last 2-3 really bad(she doesn’t like the deaf word though) Her lip reading skills are not like they use to be. We have tried the hearing helper app, but it is no where as efficient as your is. We have tried writing tablets, use a lot of hand gestures, but as you know so frustrating. The reason I found your app tonight, was my Mom was quite pitiful as she came into the kitchen area where me and my sister were talking..and said...”I am so tired of not being able to be in a conversation with anybody, the two of you just don’t understand what it is like not to be able to hear and have conversations”. It was then I realized, have I just been complacent with what we had that I wasn’t searching for help anymore.
So, I decided to search again....entered talk to text device for the deaf...and up your app came(okay maybe the the 4 th or 5 th thing on page). Anyway, I read the first review and downloaded it, tried it with mom and omg it picked up my every word and yes I could even change the font size and I can point the screen to hear as I am talking. I have the happy dance going on!!!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for sharing! It’s so cool to see how our app has helped :) thanks, Brandon
Thank goodness for Brandon!
I lost all (yes, I mean all) of my hearing ten years ago and went through so much depression, agoraphobia, anger, frustration, and just plain embarrassment over the whole ordeal. Losing your hearing is a traumatic event and my friends pulled away from me as much as I did from them. It felt like I died, it felt like I didn’t count anymore, I am now discriminated against right to my face, it is a real tragedy that I hope not many others begin at age 36 like I did.
This device, however, has the power to change this. This is not Dragon Dictation or any other dictation app you have tried and fought with them eventually gave up on. I tried it simply because I figured a man who built this for his father did it for real and with all his heart and wanted to change his father’s life.
Well, he has in just three days changed mine also. I used it all day each day so far and I am so happy that I can so easily communicate with my relatives and friends that I I have now. This device is real-time, not deaf-time. There’s no delay and it simply listens all the time. My mom was so very pleased when we ate lunch today and had the fullest conversation we have had since I went left in 2008.
This is a real game changer and with a man like Brandon behind it doing it all for his dad, it can only get better!
So worth it. Wish it had existed sooner! I thank anyone who helped create this wonderful app!
Sharyn Thoma Guay
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the review! I'm so glad this app has helped you with your daily interactions with your family and friends.
This is great for glancing down during a conversation to make sure you’ve got the words right or even in louder situations when you can’t understand them at all. It is very accurate when it transcribes it on the screen. Definitely worth the money and it has an Apple Watch app to go with it.
PLEASE MAKE THE WATCH APP USABLE WITHOUT HAVING TO HAVE YOUR IPHONE APP OPEN.
I can just hold the watch up toward the other persons mouth when they talk and access the app quickly on my watch but it’s kind of a hassle and sort of defeats the purpose to me if you have to use your iphone at the same time you use the watch. I want to be as hands free as possible this would be a great problem solver for me. I’m a PE teacher and coach so I’m always on the move and talking to kids and adults. It can be hard everyday trying to manage that with a hearing disability. Thanks for making this app!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review! Yes that’s great feedback because we originally created the Apple Watch app to extend how far App MyEar can be used. We will continue to monitor the Apple Watch versions to see if it can handle a standalone App MyEar version. Thanks, Brandon
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.