Edward Hodgins

Edward Hodgins

  • Age: 60
  • Media use at home – Type: Personal computer, Smartphone
  • Media use at home – Frequency: ★★★★★
  • Current use assistive technology: Increase sound of media devices
  • Diagnose: Hypoacusis

Edward has a Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and has spent his entire career as a laboratory technologist in the pharmaceutical industry in Dartford, UK. Edward has had mild hearing loss for a number of years (hypoacusis). He can’t understand what most people say in crowded situations without his hearing aid, and he needs to crank up the sound on his TV.

Capacities to support

Edward has experienced moderate hearing loss (hypoacusis). Without his hearing aid, he cannot understand other people talking in noisy environments and he has to turn up the volume on his TV in order to make sense of what is being said.

Advice for Assistive Technology:

Real-Time Text RTT

Description RTT (real-time text) is an accessibility standard that allows users to communicate during a phone call. This means that when you type a message, the other user can see that message as you are composing it. The feature is designed for users who are hard of hearing or have other impairments that make traditional […]