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date: 07 July 2020

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Assistive technology may compensate for, or improve, deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children’s ability to cope with auditory deprivation, language difficulties, and other challenges that could impair their ability to acquire skills during their school years. Technology is a catalyst for learning and training processes, capable of empowering DHH children to realize their linguistic, communicative, and cognitive potential. The rapid progress of technology has had an impact on the lives of DHH children and adults. Much of this technology is designed to treat the auditory and communication needs of DHH children. Other uses include cognitive, linguistic, social, learning, and life-skills aspects. These technologies have become miniaturized, mobile, and affordable, making them ubiquitous. This chapter focuses on the use of advanced technology, such as wearable and wireless gesture control, virtual reality, augmented reality, robots, and artificial intelligence, in education for pedagogical purposes. The integration of technology in the learning processes of DHH children can potentially improve their abilities in several specific domains.

Keywords: deaf, hard-of-hearing, technology, gesture control, virtual reality, augmented reality, robots, artificial intelligence

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