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6 Emergency Alert Devices with NO Monthly Fees-A Comparison Matrix

Emergency alert systems without monthly fees are not novelties anymore and can be found multiple places on the Internet.  I love choices as much as the next gal, but when there are so many alert systems available, it is hard to keep the features straight and figure out the best choice for our clients.  So guess what time […]

Amplify YOUR Voice on the Phone

Many times we think of solutions to amplify the incoming voice during a phone call. However, what about amplifying your outgoing voice? Whether it be from surgery, illness, or simply having a soft voice, there is technology to assist in this barrier. Below are a few great phones that amplify your voice and come with some wonderful features. […]

Get the News in ASL!

According to Venkat Rao’s Assistive Technology Blog, one I read often, a Texas man is providing a great service to people who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL).  Alex Abenchuchan from Austin hosts The Daily Moth YouTube Channel where he provides “trending stories and Deaf topics with a twist of humor and Deaf culture,” all signed in ASL.  The […]

The Assistive Technology Benefits of Bluetooth Stereo Headsets

Last year I purchased an LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo Headset for myself, so I would not be tethered to my phone when talking on calls, listening to audio books, and music. Since that day, I have discovered some great assistive technology benefits that may help people with brain injury, memory and attention issues, autism, hearing loss, and […]

iCanConnect Helped A Woman Stay In Touch with Family and Friends

Freda boasts a long life full of many blessings including one of particular abundance – friends and family. When Freda experienced difficulty understanding others on the phone due to a hearing loss, her daughter Sue contacted IPAT and Freda received an amplified telephone through the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service. The amplification of the telephone alone […]

“Ring Me” Even When I Am Muted!

Many people have rid themselves of their landlines and are just going wireless. We did this a few years ago when we realized that the only reason we were ever using our landline was…well, we weren’t…at all!  The only people who called us were telemarketers.  After  two weeks of leaving our landline behind, we realized that we […]

CapTel App for Smartphones

Many of our readers and consumers are familiar with a CapTel Captioned Telephone, which is a phone that displays the words a caller says throughout the conversation. However, one particular IPAT consumer wanted the same service . . . . . on his smartphone! Due to a work-related incident, this gentleman has cochlear implants and difficulty hearing, […]

Hearing Aid Collecting Dust? Put it to Use!

IPAT often fields calls from individuals looking for a place to donate used hearing aids. This blog provides a non-exhaustive list of organizations that recycle used hearing aids in North Dakota. HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization – 5212 53rd Street S, Suite C – Fargo, ND 701-212-1921 ND Hands & Voices Loaner Bank – 101 3rd Avenue […]

Minot, ND iCanConnect Consumer Covers All Corners

As he prepared himself to leave Minot and travel back to his southern home this fall, Mitchell was concerned about his mother’s current communication equipment. Edith, Mitchell’s mom, had both vision and hearing barriers. At age 92, Edith battles glaucoma and macular degeneration along with being legally deaf. These factors made it near impossible for […]

Simple Trick Extends Hearing Aid Battery Life

IPAT works with many people who experience hearing loss, and as a result wear hearing aids. As a hearing aid wearer myself, I am familiar with the need to frequently change batteries and the corresponding cost. When information about an 8th grader’s discovery to extend the life of hearing aid batteries was shared with IPAT, I decided to […]