I have been following the fortunes of Voiceitt for a while now: the Israeli start-up has been working on speech recognition for people with impaired speech - and I am delighted to say that the app is now available to download for free from the Apple Store.
It will enable individuals to communicate with other people and with Alexa-controlled smart devices, using their own voice.
We have probably all heard about loss of taste being one of the symptoms of COVID, but I was intrigued to read some new research which shows that a person's ability to taste bitterness is closely correlated with COVID outcomes.
Essentially, if you can taste bitter flavours strongly, you are much less likely to become seriously ill with the virus.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children is a charity that funds specialist nurses to help care for seriously ill children. They bring together social care and community support, third-party equipment providers, education, housing and mental health and wellbeing services.
Now, recognising the huge financial pressures that often face families, they have added financial and welfare benefits advice.
What is it like to be deaf in Britain in the 21st-century?
A series of five radio essays will be exploring the subject next week on BBC Radio 3. They have been written by five people with a personal take on deafness, and produced by Flashing Lights Media, a deaf-led television production company.
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