Michael Valadez-Barba, age 15
Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills, CA
Teacher: Jackie Ying

A person who is deaf, hard of hearing, or has hearing loss may struggle to catch important announcements in public places such as fire alarms, airplane announcements, etc. These situations can be very stressful, frustrating, and even life-threatening. My design is an app that utilizes sound recognition technology that listens for announcements that the user may need. The user enters their phrase into the app and the app listens attentively to the surroundings and vibrates to notify the user if the key phrase has been announced. This design creates a healthier world for a person who is deaf, hard of hearing, or has hearing loss because it positively impacts their mental health by removing the frustration and stress of worrying about missing any announcements; whether the announcements are as minimal as listening to a message on an airplane or as crucial as a fire alarm.

10 thoughts on “HONORABLE MENTION

I am so proud of you and know this is only the beginning of an amazing future for you. Love you to the moon and back !

Congratulations ! ๐ŸŽ‰

Wow! This is very cool! We are very proud of you Mikey, keep up the great work, you are going to do great things!

Thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m talking about baby bro! This is amazing! Beyond proud of you! Canโ€™t wait to see all the other amazing things youโ€™re going to do in life! Love you! A lot! Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅณ

Yaayyyyyy Mikey!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
So proud of you! We miss you tons. Looking forward to celebrating many more accolades with you. Keep striving for the best!! Love you tons!
The Hernandez โค

Great job Mikey on your achievement!!! This is your reward for all the hard work you’ve put into this. I am super proud of you. Love you lots, we will celebrate. ๐ŸŽ‰

YESS congratssss this is soooooo cool! I love the idea of an app like this! Canโ€™t wait to see it grow!!

Great job Mikey on your achievement!!! This is your reward for all the hard work you’ve put in. I am super proud of you. Love you lots, we will celebrate๐ŸŽ‰

Son, you make me feel like a million bucks. I’m so proud of you! Your future is bright. With great power comes great responsibility!

Contracts!

Congrats Mikey! I’m proud of you! Your pre-k bud Michael.

Good idea. Don’t stop thinking of great things. And even greater things will come. Super proud of you. Let me know of you need a business partner.

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