Three students succeeded in devising a device that helps the deaf to speak and pronounce the letters correctly. The innovation aims to remove the deaf from isolation from others and give them the opportunity to communicate with others with all intents and purposes.
The project was implemented by Amna Omar bin Hammad, Amna Aref Alabbar and Amna Abdullah Al Qurashi from Dubai National School Al Barsha Branch under the supervision of Nafisa Al Jubban, believing that it is important to provide the opportunity to express their opinion and communicate with uneducated sign language. The issuing of sounds in their bodies is intact and sound.
So they can speak, but the way of teaching speech is entirely dependent on hearing. “With this project, the sound will be converted from an auditory sense only to other senses, such as visual and sensual senses, and the user will sense himself when his voice rises and becomes faint instead of hearing his voice.”
The first step is to adjust the volume through a searchlight or receiver to compare the level of sound to the level of natural sound issued by the human during the speech, and the second step is a screen that shows the user how to move the tongue and jaw And the lips on a certain word must be imitated by the user, and the last step is a device that compares the correct word with the word spoken by the user to tell him whether he has pronounced the word correctly or not.
Through their work on the project, they have learned that more than 360 million people around the world are speechless, deaf people, but they are able to make voices, so they can speak, explaining that the ways of teaching deaf people to today are still dependent on others. To help those who can not speak.
“We aim to build a sophisticated device that teaches deaf people how to speak and pronounce the correct letters with their total dependence on themselves, and they will be able to pronounce words without the need to speak speech specialists,” she said. They showed that they encountered many challenges during the construction of this project, including selecting the correct sensor or receiver that can clearly detect the sounds, but with many attempts and the experience of many sensors and detection we were able to meet the challenge and succeeded in inventing the project.