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Recommended apps for hearing, speech work, and sign language for speech therapists, teachers, families of children who are deafblind, deaf or hard of hearing

Hearing app collage

This post is a collection of my favorite applications (apps) related to hearing, speech work, and sign language.  This list may be helpful to anyone working with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind, including Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), teachers, interveners, and family members.  Please let us know if you have other apps to add to this list!




Hearing Apps

SPL Meter logoSPL Meter

Professional-grade sound level meter, also known as a decibel or dB meter.

uHear logouHear

A hearing loss screening test which allows users to test hearing to determine if it is within normal range, or detect potential hearing loss. 

Hearing Loss Simulator logoHearing Loss Simulator

Allowws users to choose a specific hearing loss configuration and then listen to sounds as though they have that particular hearing loss.

Siemens Hearing Test logoSeimens Hearing Test

This app examines hearing to determine impairments based on how well users can detect words in background noise.

DB Meter Pro logoDecibel Meter Pro

Most feature packed decibel meter on iTunes.

Decibel 10th logoDecibel 10th


Professional sound meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level all around you.

Decibel Ultra logoDecibel Ultra

Measures the volume and helps you figure out how big the noise level compared to a benchmark.

Decibels logoDecibels

This app uses the internal microphone to estimate the sound pressure level in decibels (dB SPL).

Too Loud logoTooLoud Pro

This app allows you to see volume levels in a simple form.

Tone Generator logoTone Generator

Create different frequencies, drive insects away or compare your hearing ability with your friends and relatives and share your results.

ear id app logoEar ID

Clear full color images and animation, with an ear drum video, shows the normal outer, middle and inner anatomy of the ear.























Speech Work

Speech tutor logoSpeech Tutor

The animations inside this app take the areas of the face that impede the view of tongue placement and positioning and make them transparent.

SpeakText logoSpeakText Free

Touch text documents and web pages, copy & paste, key in, then it will speak and translate sentence by sentence.

artic questions logoArtic Questions

Articulation enhancement and language improvement.

Articulation logoArticulation Station

Learn how to pronounce and practice the consonantal sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging articulation activities.

Idioms Lite logoIdioms Lite

Multiple choice quiz system for English which provides 700 common idiomatic questions across different topic & categories with explanations of 619 Idioms with meanings & examples.

Pocket Charts! Ending Letter Sounds logoPocket Charts! Ending Letter Sounds


This easy game will teach and reinforce letter sounds and phonics skills.

SpectrumView logoSpectrumView

Visualize in real-time the frequencies that you can hear around you and even those you cannot.



British Sign Language - Finger Spelling logoBSL Sign Language – Finger Spelling

This app encourages and enables people to learn British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet and practice at their own pace. 

ASL Dictionary HD American Sign Language logoASL Dictionary HD

From A-Z The most complete interactive ASL Dictionary app.

Baby Sign and Learn logoBaby Sign and Learn

Designed for parents teaching their children to sign that uses video a live signer and has audio.

ASL Dictionary logoASL Dictionary

Translate English into ASL, from A-Z, plus the entire numerical system, common English phrases, symbols and much more. 

Marlee Signs logoMarlee Signs

This app will teach you the fundamentals of ASL – from the signed alphabet and basic vocabulary through to common expressions in everyday life – using high-quality video demonstrations starring Marlee Matlin herself.

Signed StoriesSigned Stories

Best-selling children’s stories animated by ITV with narration, music and fun learning games, BSL and ASL options, free book and vocabulary builder.


Please note that you may need to check whether the app has been updated or whether it only works with certain operating systems.  This page was last updated on 3/4/2022.


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