This Outfit Can Help Deaf People Feel Music

The SoundShirt translates sound waves into vibrations on the skin, opening up the experience of music to the Deaf

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Like the translation of words from one language to another, it’s never as simple as it might at first seem; bound up with the decisions of those that are doing the interpreting.

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Perhaps what these devices strive for isn’t an equivalent sensation to sound, but a search for a totally different way of understanding the world around us.

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