AppHear is a mobile hearing aid to make information and communication accessible in supermarkets. It can easily be fitted as an accessory to shopping carts.

Solution
Mobile hearing aid attachable to shopping carts
Organization
Bloom Hörakustik
Country of Implementation
Austria
Region
Europe
Subregion
Western Europe
First published
31.01.2014

AppHear is a tool that helps provide a clear understanding of acoustical information in shopping centres. The customer does not need to stand close to an information booth or carry a receiver since AppHear is attached directly to the shopping cart. The shopping centre does not need to install any additional technology or provide additional equipment.

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AppHear is a mobile solution to make acoustic information and anouncements accessible for persons with hearing impairments.

Solution details

People

“The AppHear offers a great advantage to all: the tool is easily attachable and does not require the installation of any additional technology.” Tanja REICHL

AppHear is a tool that helps provide a clear understanding of acoustical information in shopping centres. The customer does not need to stand close to an information booth with an installed induction loop, wear any neck induction loop or carry a receiver since AppHear is attached directly to the shopping cart. The customer receives spoken information in an understandable format, whether it comes from a customer service area, counter sales, etc. The shopping centre does not need to install any additional technology or provide additional equipment. This helps to save time and cost. AppHear is mounted on trolleys and an information brochure and a poster next to the shopping cart collection area describe the application.

Problems Targeted

Persons with hearing impairments face many acoustical challenges in shopping centres. Background noise and simultaneous announcements over the loudspeakers make listening difficult.

Solution, Innovation and Impact

Mobile hearing aid to be attached to shopping carts

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IMG_2349AppHear is a mobile solution to make acoustic information and anouncements accessible for persons with hearing impairments.

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Country of Implementation

Austria

Region of Implementation

Europe