Users with hearing impairments and those listening to audio content at high volume via headphones are unable to hear information delivered via the auditory channel. This disclosure describes techniques, implemented with user permission, to detect and analyze environmental sounds depending on the user context. If the sounds are determined to include information of relevance to the user, the user is alerted via tactile feedback delivered by an appropriate user device such as a smartwatch. The alert is connected to a notification on the device that includes the relevant auditory information converted to a suitable form, such as text, visuals, etc.
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Sedouram, Ramprasad, "Automatically Providing Tactile Alert Based on Environmental Audio", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 31, 2022)