Leshan boys with hearing disability level 1 use app to install “ears” for hearing-impaired people

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shichengchuan (middle) and his partner

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were totally deaf after the age of 11. However, shichengchuan, born in the 90s, has always believed that defects are also a kind of beauty. Whether it is study, work or later entrepreneurship, optimistic and confident he never complains.

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can not hear the voice of helplessness and pain, ordinary people do not understand, but shichengchuan know. He started his own business and launched an app called audio book: a tool software that uses subtitle function, language training function, intelligent hearing aid function and sign language learning function for hearing-impaired people.

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were born in Leshan. He graduated from the Department of mathematics and applied mathematics of Jinan University. After graduation, he stayed in Guangdong. During the interview, he translated the reporter’s words into words through wechat and answered the reporters’ questions one by one.

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audio book app is a tool software for the communication of hearing-impaired people (deaf people). The technology of speech recognition and speech synthesis is embedded in app to realize the information barrier free communication of hearing-impaired people. At the same time, artificial intelligence technology is used for language rehabilitation to further improve the status of communication between hearing-impaired people and the outside world. Its founder is shichengchuan.

“there are 27.8 million hearing-impaired people in China. Some of them have the conditions to use cochlea or hearing aids, while more people may not have the opportunity at all.” Shichengchuan, who has been concerned about hearing-impaired people, told reporters that around 2012, he was exposed to speech recognition technology. At that time, he had the idea of inventing an app specially designed for hearing-impaired people.

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are in a silent world.

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are still striving for self-improvement.

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shichengchuan himself is a deaf person. Ordinary people can’t feel the helplessness and pain of hearing no voice, but shichengchuan knows.

“when I was 11 years old, I had hearing impairment due to illness. My hearing in both ears was 120 decibels.” Shichengchuan explained that 120 dB refers to the hearing loss of 120 dBHL. In general, the structure and function of the auditory system are severely damaged, and the average hearing loss of good ears is more than or equal to 91 dBHL, which has reached the level of hearing disability. Hearing impaired people in this level can not rely on hearing to communicate without hearing aids. They are extremely limited in understanding and communication activities, and may have serious obstacles in participating in social life.

however, under such conditions, the young man born in the 90s has not been discouraged. In 2011, shichengchuan was admitted to the Department of mathematics and applied mathematics of Jinan University. During the University, he was awarded the title of “self-improvement” star. Shortly after graduation, he made up his mind to start a business and finally launched the audio book app.

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have accumulated 600000 users in three years.

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are mostly hearing-impaired people. It has been three years since the

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audio book app was launched in 2017. Shichengchuan told reporters that among more than 600000 users, most of them are hearing-impaired people. Users can “see” the voice through text, answer voice calls, and even have video chat.

when shichengchuan first communicated with others through his own software, he couldn’t help but shed tears. “From childhood to adulthood, my communication with others is through written conversation. The other party writes a sentence and I write a sentence. Now, I can finally “hear” what the other side says Since the sound book, Ishikawa feels that his whole aura has changed. Through the online correction and training of phonetic books, his Putonghua gradually improved and gradually dared to speak boldly.

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in addition, many hearing-impaired people sent thank-you letters to shichengchuan, telling about the changes that audio books have brought to their lives. In addition to hearing-impaired people, Ishikawa’s team is also focusing on the elderly with hearing impairment. Recently, they have launched a dedicated subtitle fixed line product for the elderly with hearing loss, which can help them communicate with their children more easily.

Chengdu Business Daily – Red Star News reporter

Hu Ting and Dai Jiajia