What is Assistive technology:

(A) In general -- The term 'assistive technology device' means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability.

(B) Exception -- The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device. (Source:  https//

Assistive Technology/Devices:

In addition, to hearing aids and cochlear implants, there are other technology options that can help you hear in a wide variety of settings.  Check out the following:

Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier are new Google apps designed to help deaf and hard of hearing individuals in their social interactions.

Assistive Technologies for the Hearing Impaired -- A great informational resource on assistive technologies.

Assistive Technology Blog:  Lots of different assistive options