vibrotactile aid

vibrotactile aid

Audiology A mechanical device that help deaf persons detect and interpret sound through touch. See Deafness.
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The general aim of our ongoing project is to develop a vibrotactile aid that will help people with dual sensory impairment monitor sounds produced by environmental events.
Today, vibrotactile aids are also used to inform the person with profound hearing impairment or dual sensory impairment about a limited number of selected events.
Some people with dual sensory impairment use vibrotactile aids for speech perception, and promising results have been obtained [16].
Some members wear hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some prefer vibrotactile aids, while others derive no benefits from amplification or simply choose not to try.