eyeHear allows anyone with an iPhone to caption any conversation anywhere.
Press and hold iPhone's screen to caption what you or anyone else is saying in large, easy-to-read text. If speech isn't available, you can also use the keyboard to quickly type and still show large type.
eyeHear was designed to enable easier conversation for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities in situations where sign language is not available.
eyeHear is free with no in-app purchases. eyeHear uses Siri's speech recognition services to provide captioning free-of-charge to users. eyeHear respects your privacy, and doesn't keep any records of your usage, transcriptions, or audio recordings.
Updated to Swift 5
Removed Show in Big Type Extension
Ratings and Reviews
Great service, but more…?
This is very useful with a friend that is hard of hearing. However, in a group, each person who wishes for him to understand needs to hold their phone and use EyeHear. It seems best to hold your phone near your chest so the person can see your face and read the text at the same time. This makes for a situation in a group setting where several other people are all holding their phone on their chest and one person is reading them.
While this is very helpful and appreciated, it seems you could go further.
What would be even better is to change the dynamic such that the person who is hard of hearing observes spoken text their OWN phone, and others, perhaps using AirPods attached to their phone, could Bluetooth the text to his phone, perhaps bracketed to show the speaker.
By this development, instead of everyone else having to do something to aid one person, that person can manage their own needs. Everyone would not need to hold their phone and show it to that person, making the conversation somewhat more natural and intimate.
From my view, this would require no new technology and clearly you are more than smart enough to figure this out.
A family saver
My MIL’s father is 92 and totally deaf but sharp as a tack. Loves to converse with the family and learn about his (very large) families lives - grand kids and great grand kids etc. I’ve used a variety of apps and am the “tech guy” in the family but this app changed the families lives. I just got a note of gratitude out of the blue from my MIL thanking me again (we haven’t spoken in over 2 months). Well, the gratitude shouldn’t go to me - it’s really for the team who built and is supporting this app - THANK YOU!!! Granddad is in the hospital and even the doctors are so grateful to be able to communicate so easily. Really, truly a wonderful, simple, purpose built and perfect fit tool. Amazing example of working backwards from the customer and delivering exactly what is needed.
Love this! just a slight delay
My only feedback is that when you first press the screen there is currently a slight delay so if you speak too soon you’ll miss the first word or two. I’ve adapted and this app is a great for day to day conversations with my mom, who speaks but is deaf. It’s simplicity is key. We have long been using the notes app with the dictate function and this now makes it quicker and easier to say something and get it in front of her.
I like that you can switch to typing, which is also great if Siri gets a word wrong and you want to correct it.
We like Ava for things like family gatherings or longer conversations, but this is spot on for using for shorter interactions. Thanks!
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- eyeHear, LLC
- 7.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.1 or later.
- Age Rating
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