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Speech Banana is an app that helps individuals using a hearing aid or cochlear implant learn how to interpret and respond to everyday speech. It mimics the format of an in-person auditory training session, and focuses on common speech sounds, presenting the most easily recognized vowels
first and progressing to more difficult consonants with later lessons. Users can proceed however suits them best, making for a customized learning experience.

Note that this does not include pictorial representations of the vocabulary used in the app.

We hope you find our app useful, and we encourage you to email us with any questions or comments at speechbanana@jhu.edu.

What’s New

Version 6.9

- Small changes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Suburb girl ,

Great app.

I'm a speech language pathologist who has used this app for auditory training on a recipient who received a cochlear implant . The app was a wonderful tool . First it allows the person to hear and see the written word then a quiz is administered using those familiarized words but with no visual cues. It is an excellent tool. It is challenging but not overwhelming.

SwissOmnum ,

Good start - keep going!

Thank you for creating this app to help people adapt to their CI and/or hearing aids. If I may make a few suggestions:
1. The target speech uses words with apostrophes but the app does not recognize the character and marks the answer wrong (bug).
2. The scoring is awkward. Over time, I would like to see progression. The data collection does not count the number correct per sitting, it adds the number of times the user tried a specific level.

I do like how you categorize the lessons by phoneme and that the app is one that will grow with a person as their phonemic sensitivity develops.

Please continue to develop this app, it has the start of being a very useful tool. BR S-


John T Ratnanather
1.8 GB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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