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Harris Communications Adds Interact-AS to their Line of Products
June 3, 2010, Eden Prairie, MN â€“ Harris Communications, a one-stop source of products for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, has added Interact-AS to their products. â€œWith the ability to instantly translate written or typed words into oral speech, the benefits of Interact-AS for deaf and hard of hearing individuals are innumerableâ€, said Dr. Robert Harris, President of Harris Communication. â€œYou no longer need to rely on pen and paper to communicate with those who do not know sign language. Interact- AS can be used wherever you go: work, stores, schools, at the bank, in restaurants â€“ instant communication anywhere, anytime, with anyone.â€
â€œWe are excited to be partnering with Harris Communications,â€ said Sean Virnig, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Auditory Sciences. â€œAs a member of the Deaf community, I have had the opportunity to work with Bob Harris and his team in the past, and I am certainly looking forward to further growing that relationship not only in distribution of our products, but also teaming with them in marketing and tradeshow events.â€ Robert Palmquist, President of Auditory Sciences' parent company SpeechGear, Inc. went on to state, â€œI have been very impressed by the entire team at Harris Communications, especially their dedication to ensuring that their customers' needs are always being met by working with them to find the right products. We're all looking forward to working together to remove communications barriers throughout the world.â€
About Auditory Sciences, LLC.
Auditory Sciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of SpeechGear, Inc. that is focused on developing products specifically to support the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities. The firm's products enable communications for individuals with hearing loss by instantly generating a transcript of what is being said, and enable individuals who are deaf to directly communicate with people who do not know sign language. Interact-AS even overcomes language barriers by providing bi-directional instant translation between English and multiple other languages.
About Harris Communications, Inc.
Harris Communications, Inc. was established in 1982 as a mail order catalog company for the deaf community. Founded by Dr. Robert Harris â€“ a member of the deaf community himself â€“ the company has since evolved into an industry leader in providing assistive devices for the deaf and hard of hearing communities, and for other people with special needs. With an extensive national and international reach, the company provides products directly to the deaf and hard of hearing, and also through schools, universities, independent living centers, agencies, and state/federal programs. To learn more about Harris Communications, visit the firm's website at www.harriscomm.com.
Overcoming Communication Barriers in the Classroom
March 18, 2010, Northfield, MN â€“ Auditory Sciences, the developer of a new line of multilanguageproducts for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, announced the results of recent testing and evaluation of their products for use in classroom settings. These tests were hosted by Dr. Donna Greenfield, Educational Audiologist, and Ann Mayes, Teacher of Hard of Hearing and Deaf Learners, and were performed on location in the Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville, Minnesota.
â€œInteract-AS is a new product designed specifically for the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities", said Robert Palmquist, CEO of SpeechGear, Inc. and their subsidiary, Auditory Sciences, LLC. â€œFor this testing, we used Phonak's Insprio FM transmitter with the MyLink+ receiver. The output from the MyLink+ receiver was plugged directly into a laptop, enabling a wireless link from the teacher to the computer.â€ â€œThe results were what we hoped for,â€ said Dr. Greenfield. â€œThe Inspiro microphone was used by both male and female speakers, with whatever they said being transcribed and displayed on the laptop. Although the transcriptions were not perfect, they were solid with the results deemed to be very beneficial to students needing this type of capability. I have never seen any other product that can do this.â€ American English and British English versions of Interact-AS are available for immediate purchase, along with language translation modules for Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
About Auditory Sciences, LLC.
Auditory Sciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of SpeechGear, Inc. that is focused on developing products specifically to support the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. The firm's initial product, Interact-AS, augments communications for individuals with hearing loss by instantly generating a transcript of what is being said, and enables individuals who are deaf to directly communicate with people who do not know sign language. Interact-AS even overcomes language barriers by providing bi-directional instant translation between English and multiple other languages. Visit www.auditorysciences.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the firm and Interact-AS.
About SpeechGear, Inc.
Headquartered in Northfield, Minnesota, SpeechGear, Inc. is a privately held firm that is removing the language barrier by developing a complete line of products that instantly translate whatever you see, hear, say, read, write or type. Visit www.speechgear.com to find out more about SpeechGear and its complete suite of products.