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“Access to Listening” Hackathon

Collaboratively building approaches to listening and communication with others when hearing and listening fail.

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Did you know that listening to each other is about much more than hearing?

Technology is currently in use or being developed that can track how, where and when we engage with our surroundings. We often think about using this technology while engaging with our visual world. Yet, access to our hearing world is a necessity when communicating through spoken language. Let’s explore how we can make use of technology to make listening accessible for all.

In the “Access to Listening” Hackathon we are bringing scientists, developers, individuals experiencing problems with speech perception, students and anyone who is excited about being part of a community of thinkers and innovators and enthusiasts together to come up with the next generation of approaches to enhance communication for all.

Interested in thinking out of the box and coming up with awesome ideas of using mainstream technologies for engaged listening? Think virtual and augmented reality for engaged listening.

No matter your background, we want you for a day of fun developing non-stigmatizing approaches to hearing loss and other communication problems.

Register to attend

When: Tuesday, November 15, 9:30am – 5pm
Where: Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
Goal: to come up with creative and innovative uses of current technological advances for project development in collaboration with the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Participants will be divided in smaller groups to brainstorm and develop innovative technological advances. The best idea(s) will be presented to the Behavioral Management and Social Sciences labs of the University of Twente for further exploration and development.

Come be part of an exciting solution promoting the health and well-being for all.