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.
No hidden fees, accurate transcription, questions answered
My mom has profound hearing loss. Her hearing aids offer little help now. I tried four different “free with in-app purchase” voice to text apps. I was not satisfied with any of them and felt tricked into paying an annual fee for supplemental tools, such as grammar and punctuation, that were necessary to make those other apps useable.
MyEar was the fifth app and the best. I appreciate the one-time, up-front cost. The transcription has the highest accuracy of the five apps I downloaded. It even correctly spelled common Hawaiian words: Honolulu, Waikiki and Ala Moana! My mom lives in Honolulu so this is a huge plus!
What sets this app apart from any app I have purchased is the support. I had a number of questions about compatibility and programming. I received detailed answers within 24 hours. Excellent product and service.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and happy to hear it has helped your mom!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.