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Using Sound Amplifier, Google's Hearing Impaired App | Audio and Video

The Sound Amplifier (Sound amplifier, in English) Google's new accessibility app for Android. Suitable for people with hearing impairment, the tool uses artificial intelligence and the microphone of the connected cell phone or headset to pick up ambient sounds and reduce noise. This way you can better hear conversations in places with a lot of noise pollution.

In the following tutorial, see how to set up and use the Sound Amplifier app on your phone. The procedure was performed on a Moto E5 Plus with Android 8.0 Oreo, but the tips also apply to other devices with the Google system. You must have a wired headset connected to your smartphone to use the app.

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Step 1. Install the Sound Amplifier app on your mobile. When you first open it, you will need to allow application access for audio recording and call management;

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Allow Sound Amplifier to record sounds and calls Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. In the Sound Amplifier main screen, you can adjust the volume and frequency of the audio. If you want to perform individual adjustment for left and right sides, check the "Adjust headphones separately" option. In "Noise", you can choose the intensity of noise reduction;

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Adjusting the Sound Amplifier Frequencies Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. To enable the Sound Amplifier shortcut, go to Android accessibility settings and tap on the app name;

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Open accessibility settings to enable Sound Amplifier shortcut Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. Finally, enable the feature and press "OK" to confirm;

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Enabling the Sound Amplifier accessibility shortcut Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. That way, just press the accessibility button in the lower right corner of the screen whenever you need to turn on the Sound Amplifier.

Tap the button indicated to turn Sound Amplifier on or off Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraTap the button indicated to turn Sound Amplifier on or off Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Tap the button indicated to turn Sound Amplifier on or off Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of tips on using the Sound Amplifier app to hear better.

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