Speech-to-text and translations
like you've never seen before.
Show your voice.
Share your message.
We developed a smart badge to improve communication.
Badger is a real-time satellite display for your words.
Utilizing powerful speech recognition technology, Badger reinforces your daily conversations.
If you, or someone you love, has hearing loss or needs to communicate in a foreign language, Badger can help.
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Effective communication saves lives. Hear, see, and read my father’s story.
The single biggest problem in communication
is the illusion that it has taken place.
You can’t read lips with a mask,
but with Badger you can read a voice.
New challenges in today’s communication…
Masks and facial coverings are becoming an everyday requirement for our public and work lives.
Facial coverings impair communication.
Aside from the obvious noise distortion caused by masks, the deaf and hearing impaired can no longer rely on lip reading or facial body language to help overcome communication challenges.
It’s harder today for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
We understand the challenge.
Badger can help.
Whether you are a frontline hero, a member of the deaf community, or a person affected by hearing loss, Badger helps overcome the modern challenges of tomorrow’s communication.
Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are utilizing partial or full-face coverings more often and for longer periods of time.
Communication between the patient and caregiver is critically important to diagnosing and providing the essential services needed.
Use Badger to offer an additional means to share critical messages in this more challenging environment.
There is a growing need for assisted communication in the retail setting.
Face-to-face conversation has never been harder with retailers and consumers being required to wear masks while interacting.
Let Badger help without impacting the safety that masks and plastic barriers provide.
Trade shows and conferences are established primarily around communication.
They rely on successful communication to launch products, attract attendees, and justify exhibitor investment.
Upgrade the primitive badge with the evolved features of Badger to ensure a more engaging conference experience.
Mask mandates are showing up at every business and have even become a requirement for some to reopen.
Badger is the next essential tool to assist your team to adapt in this new work environment.
Help your staff maintain communication while keeping them safe.
A person who is deaf or affected by hearing loss can appreciate the value of effective communication with their friends and family.
Badger brings new confidence that your voice and message can be received.
Communicate with your loved ones more easily by bringing Badger home.
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Hearing Loss Simulator
Hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey, created a hearing loss simulator for people to experience what it’s like to be hearing impaired.
Satellite Displays was founded in 2019. Our purpose is to improve communication through technology. We are passionate about providing tools for the deaf and the hearing impaired. Badger is our first satellite display with speech-to-text and translations like you’ve never seen before.
His numerous entrepreneurial endeavors include the revival of the English car manufacturer, Aston Martin company, CEO of Design Research 1967-79, and Founder of Wave Systems. Co-founder and director of the American Sailing Association.
Honorary doctorate from Babson College
He holds 6 patents in optics, software and hardware – more pending.
In 1983, Mr. Hearn founded Russell B. Hearn and Associates, Inc., which he steadily grew through carefully-planned acquisitions into a network of regional Audiology clinics in Western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hearn grew his business from zero to the leading regional company and forged strategic partnerships with other Audiology companies. The coalition attracted a Venture Partner, which infused capital for a partial buyout and future acquisitions, and the group formed Hearing Healthcare Management, Inc. in 1999. He was an equity partner in HHM and served as an Acquisition, Integration & Operations Executive and Board Member. As in all his roles before and since, Mr. Hearn approached the growth and success of HHM in a highly strategic fashion, using his passion for developing people to their potential as a basis for his planning.
Hearn’s recent position as a Director of Operations at DEMANT, one of the world’s leading hearing healthcare companies, spanning all areas of hearing care, from diagnostic instruments and traditional hearing aids to cochlear implants and bone- anchored hearing solutions.
Mr. Hearn and his family currently reside in Butler, Pennsylvania, just north of the Pittsburgh metro area.