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Redesigned Sound Amplifier app now available to millions more Android devices

One of the great and newer accessibility features on Android is Sound Amplifier, which basically turns your phone into a hearing aid with the help of a pair of headphones and a couple of frequency cut-off faders to isolate the sounds you want to hear. Now, in its first major update, the applet is becoming available to people who aren't just using Android 9 Pie devices and is also getting a visual refresh in the process.

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[Update: New features now live] Google releases Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to improve Android for the hearing-impaired

Google's focus on making Android more accessible has been evident — it opened last year's I/O keynote with morse code input on Gboard. In addition to that, Android Pie brought with it an array of new accessibility features, letting motor-impaired users easily jump to nine common interactions on their phones. Today, the Android Accessibility team announced Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, two new apps that look to materially improve quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing users. The apps are currently being tested on the Play Store and will be pushed to all Pixel 3 users in the next update.

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