Hearing and auditory support

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Hearing and Auditory Support.

Hearing and Auditory Support:


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  • On-the-fly closed captioning for what is being said around the user 24/7
  • Use the app in meetings or conversations to see what people are said
  • Large font and user friendly font on the screen for easy reading
  • Basic Version: Caption one-on-one conversations or group conversations for 2 or more people for up to 5 hours per moth
  • Unlimited Version: Caption one-on-one conversations or group conversations for 2 or more people for unlimited hours per month
  • More Information: ava.me

Cost: Basic: free; Unlimited: $29.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android

Sign 4 Me – A Signed English Translator

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  • Learn sign language using this app with over 11,500 words
  • 3D avatar characters can be zoomed in or out or rotated to give you the best viewing of every sign
  • Type in a sentence, phrase, word or alphabet for visual playback with the Signed English translation
  • May not provide correct grammatical structure of signed sentences
  • More Information: http://www.signingapp.com/sign4me_desktop.html

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


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  • Real-time Captioning through AI technology for phone calls
  • View conversations on phone, tablet, or computer
  • Captions in 100 different languages
  • Not intended for in-person events, but can be used for any event that you can dial into
  • More Information: CaptionMate Website

Cost: free
Compatibility: iOS; Android

Live Transcribe & Sound Notifications

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Cost: Free
Compatibility: Android


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  • Has a live transcribe feature for audio that utilizes AI software
  • The mobile and online platforms allow users to record, create notes from live transcripts, and share notes with others
  • Works with Zoom
  • More Information: Otter.ai Website

Cost: free and $8.33 USD /month for Pro
Compatibility: iOS; Android


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  • Phone call captioning app
  • Unlimited calls with friends who also have the Rogervoice app
  • More Information: Rogervoice Website

Cost: Free or $5.99/month for 1 hour plan
Compatibility: iOS; Android