The impact if ICT on a person with special/particular needs.

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Sariose is a 15-year-old girl who suffers from moderate-to-severe bilateral, sensor neural hearing loss. This basically means that she is partially deaf in both ears. She has lived her whole life with hearing aids and fm sets. This effected her life because she was the only person in her class with this and whenever a child asked her what the thing in her ear was she would get upset and run away. She has had to grow up differently from me but there are things that can help her life be more normal and easier. I am going to tell you about the different ways that ict has helped her personally, socially and in school.


Radio. Stereo and television amplifiers

Instead of turning the radio, stereo, or television up loud, certain devices can connect with hearing aids to directly send the audio signal via a receiver. Whether using headphone devices or wireless devices, these amplifiers allow a hearing-impaired person to listen to radio, stereo, or TV at a comfortable level without interference of background noise.

Sariose uses this device to listen to her favourite music and watch her favourite programs this is helpful because it means that she knows what people are talking about when they are discussing music or television and she doesn't feel left out. However if it is not put up at the right volume then it can mean that she can't hear it that clearly and spends a lot of time trying to work out what she heard. Overall Sariose really enjoys using these because she really likes music

Signalling devices

Sariose also realises heavily on signalling devices to let her know when her phone is ringing, there is someone at the door or if the fire alarm is going off. There are many signalling...