Google has introduced a new feature for Android that notifies deaf users if there is water running, a dog barking or a fire alarm going off. Users can be notified about ‘critical’ sounds through push notifications, vibrations on their phone or a flash from their camera light. While Google said Sound Notifications is designed for the estimated 466 million people in the world with hearing loss, it can also help people who are wearing headphones or otherwise distracted. Scroll down for video Google’s new Sound Notification feature alerts users to up to 10 ‘critical’ sounds, including smoke alarms, sirens, dogs barking and door knocks. Users can be notified through push notifications, vibrations on their phone or a flash from their camera light Developed with machine learning, Sound Notifications uses your phone’s microphone to recognize ten different noises—including baby noises, shouting, water running, smoke and fire alarms, sirens, appliances beeping, door knocking and a landline phone ringing. Last year, Google introduced two new accessibility options – Sound Amplifier Live Transcribe, which turns speech into text in real time and will even alert you when your name is spoken aloud. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Users criticize YouTube for killing crowdsource caption… Smart… Read full this story
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