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Update on Wear: wearable assistive listening device

Earlier this year, we wrote about the Kickstarter project for Wear, an inexpensive assistive listening device for individuals with hearing loss. The project was successfully funded, and the devices are now in production.

"Wear captures, focuses and clarifies conversations in noisy environments, reducing the effects of extraneous noise."

We're thrilled to see that the DIY Maker Kits are now shipping and that production of the pendant design is on schedule. Way to go, Michelle and Eric!


One of the most appealing things about the Wear is its simplicity. "The Wear is significantly lower in price compared to hearing aids, and operates using a rechargeable battery, eliminating the need to replace batteries."

This versatile device isn't just for people who suffer from hearing loss.  

"The Wear can also be used as a high quality commentator’s microphone, for interviews or for general recording."

Teachers, journalists, doctors, etc. who regularly dictate or make audio recordings can use this device to ensure high sound quality. Transcribers who do post-production work will agree that high-quality recordings ultimately reduce the time and cost to produce accurate transcripts.

Read more about this versatile new device on the official site,


Kate Ervin

Kate became a TypeWell transcriber in 2004 and began training new transcribers in 2009. She has served as TypeWell's Executive Director since 2011.

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