Mobile APPs for Hearing Aid Help

 I am so excited to share this information with you and hope that you will share it with people who may benefit from this type of assistance.

Every so often the Tech4Boomers blog undeniably points out the reason why we continue to provide “Boomers” with technology tips we think will help them and their families.

In this post we introduce the Mobile Apps for hearing assistance.  These Apps, are designed to support seniors and other groups who suffer from hearing loss.  Did you know that the National Institute of Aging (NIH) reports one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss? In addition,  research shows that hearing loss can also lead to dementia. Hearing issues can also affect our balance.

These ‘Tech Tools’ can assist people who require hearing help when using a smartphone. The mobile apps are available for Android and iPhones and they provide smartphone captioning.

https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/47850-The-best-phone-captioning-apps-for-the-hearing-impaired

https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52548-New-research-links-hearing-loss-to-an-increased-risk-of-falls

Read more about hearing loss on my Living Senior blog. https://livingsenior.me/2020/06/30/hearing-aids-do-you-need-them-how-do-you-know/

 

 

 

 

 

Transitioning Tech4Boomers

Greetings to all of my Tech4Boomers followers.  For the past nine years, I have worked toward bringing you technology information that provides you with a better understanding of the equipment, information, and your continuing participation let’s me know that we have had at least some success with technology challenges we face and require skills to use.

This month  tech4boomers will transition the type of information that is posted on the blog.  More and more, the onslaught of information overload forces us to consider using technology to help us with our personal challenges.  In the future, I’ll look for ways to use technology that can give us the opportunity to explore ways, such as, to relieve stress, play games, get fit, and be mindful of the time we are spending on our gadgets.  Often, the recommendations will lead you to a link of apps that may help with various issues. I am continuing to work so that it will be useful for you.

 

Click the Link Below for the Best Anxiety Apps of 2018

https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/top-iphone-android-apps

 

Parking Apps! What a Relief!

How often do you find a parking space quickly?  When you’re not in your home town do you have someone, or “something” that can help you in finding a space reasonably quickly?

Imagine if you did not have to worry about that all alone?  Well, if you did not know, (which I didn’t) there are parking APPS – over two dozen! Yes!  These Apps help you find parking that is inexpensive in various cities, and airports!

Below are some links to some of the best apps available.  You can read the source documents for more selections.

   https://www.bestparking.com/

  https://spothero.com/

Read more here:
https://solutions.softonic.com/what-are-the-best-parking-apps

Parking Woes? There’s an App for that

 

 

Savoring ♥ Technology Time Out

June 29, 2007, is when the first iPhone was released.  Yes!  And, we have not been the same since.  For one thing, so many mobile phones have been created/released. Many of us wonder, what did we do before the mobile device revolution. 24 hours a day we can be connected to an Internet universe, live vicariously via YouTube, and various Apps.  How can we control being ‘wired’ all the time?

When my son was a youngster I occasionally suggested that he take a ‘time out’ to have him calm down, in the event the behavior he was exhibiting was not desirable.  This was not something that was looked on by him as a ‘good’ thing.  Flash forward, and it seems that it was not all that bad an idea.  There’s a conversation going on about appreciating stillness; savoring moments away from the computer, email, and mobile device madness, which can keep many of us “plugged in” 24 hours a day.  Not good! 

I searched around to find some tools that could help us, in the event we just can’t tear ourselves away from those cute little toys :). Here is what I found: Moment, which is an iOS app that keeps track of how much you’re using your phone. There is also Moment Family, that allows you to monitor the entire family from your phone. Samsung user can use ‘Thrive Mode, which gives you the option of creating at VIP list, which disallows being interrupted by calls and texts from those not on the list. Continue reading

Working with Back to School Apps

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Starting back to school, organizing our study habits and getting the work done collectively is often quite challenging.  The tools we use to help us get the work done can really make a difference.  That’s why I am eager to tell you about these great APPS I read about in the New York Times. When I looked them up and read the customer reviews what I found is “5 STARS. Check out the list below and then do yourself a favor and click the link for demonstrations and details about these APPS.

GFLASH –  Free for iOS and Android is a Flashcard study tool. There is also a pro version without ads, which cost $4.00. Create your own flashcards with the facts that are most important to you. Then add photos, video and audio files. They can also be shared via email. Continue reading

Extra! Get Your News Apps

news w apps It’s a challenge just keeping up with all the new things happening with technology.  Therefore, my mission is to bring those technews items that could be useful not only for BabyBoomers, but interesting for those who have a Smartphone, tablet, or curiosity  in ‘what’s happening with tech’ :). Continue reading

Where’s your car? Find it with APPs

Ok BabyBoomers, this question is for you🙂 :

What did you do the last time you parked your car, and when you went to pick it up you could not remember where to look for the car?   Did the BabyBoomer friends you were having all that fun with recall where you parked the car? Continue reading

Deadwood: When is the last time you cleaned up your Apps?

Fyi_33Deadwood: We’ve all heard the word and what it implies. But, have you ever thought that you could be in support of it?

I read an article by Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently about Apps, which have access to your social accounts. Continue reading

Job APPS Savvy

mobile productivityThere is no longer any doubt that in today’s world often we use technology to help us with our lives. As a matter of fact, JOB HUNTING is no longer done in the old-fashioned way, and I don’t mean newspapers. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the on-line application process.  Making your way through the many application requirements, and then hoping that you will be among the very lucky prospective candidates to get a response can be frustrating, to say the least. Continue reading

Christmas Gifts for Kids…

canstockphoto7515092How many of you are still struggling with Christmas gift ideas for the little people in your lives?  It’s hard to know what to buy with so much to choose from.  Not to mention that often board games do not seem to get as much publicity as the tech toys.  How can we come up with something that not only the younger generation will like, but will please us, the parents of the children?  I thought I might check with what some of the ‘experts’ for ideas to help you in choosing those last-minute gifts.  Here is what I found:

Little PassPorts: Little Passports is the creative, fun, and award-winning subscription that kids love. Inspire kids to learn about the world with a gift subscription to Little Passports! We offer two gift subscription packages: the World Edition and the USA Edition: via Gift Subscription Ideas & Subscriptions For Kids | Little Passports.

 APPS of the week:  If you are planning to give your kids a new phone or tablet check out these Apps to download: via eSchool News | Apps | eSchool News.

♦ The Top Tablets for Your Kids: Considering that children are our future—and our future tech consumers—the computer industry hardly caters to tykes. Just a handful of computers and tablets out there are specifically designed for kids and their little hands.via The Top Tablets for Your Kids – Slideshow from PCMag.com.

 Tablets for 2 year olds: Most kids’ tablets are generally aimed at kids from around 4 years upwards. But if you’re looking to expose your 2-year-old to tablets, then there are products available. via Best Tablets for 2 Year Old Kids for Christmas 2013.

♦ Check out what Consumer Reports has to say about how to choose the best tablet for your child. Look at this list of what to consider before you buy. via Buying A Kids Tablet | Best Kids Tablets – Consumer Reports news.

Happy Holidays!