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Assistive technology

Assistive technology helps people who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and late-deafened live more independently and safely. Technology advancements have led to more access, choices and inclusion for many people.

Assistive technology includes:

  • Alerting devices
  • Apps
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Captioning
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Telephone devices

Each person’s hearing loss is different, so talk with your audiologist about the best assistive technology for you. 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division also provides personalized assistance and recommendations, as well as demonstrations of different assistive technology devices. For more information on scheduling a one-on-one or small group demonstration, see our Hearing Loss Assistive Technology Demonstrations flyer.

Learn more about how technology can make the world more accessible


With today's technology, captions are more accessible than ever. Read more about the different types of captions and how to access them.

What are alerting devices?

Alerting devices use a loud tone, flashing lights or vibrations to alert people with hearing loss to various environmental sounds. Read more about the different types of alerting devices available.

Facts about hearing aids and cochlear implants

Learn more about hearing aids and other hearing devices for persons with hearing loss.

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