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Archive for December, 2016

Talking in loud bars with technology

If you’re in a bar with loud music it’s difficult to hold a conversation without yelling. I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to avoid the yelling and have a pleasant conversation by using hearing aid technology. It turns out there are somewhat classy options for this. However, they’re expensive and it appears you need to […]

Use text-to-speech on conference calls in quiet spaces

I’ve been interested in ideas for how to speak on phone calls in places where it’s not appropriate to talk loudly – such as in the quiet car on a train or in an Uber Pool. I first researched stenographer masks (e.g. the Martel MM-18) but I found they were difficult to make work with […]

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