SoundSenses, the music revolution.

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Raised by 8 people in 4 months

Our goal at Sound Senses is to develop, manufacture, and market technology which enables music to be experienced via tactile and visual means.

If you like music you will understand this proposal as an opportunity to help develop an amazing and exciting new way to experience music.

The experience is called Sound Senses. It will allow you to hear, see, and feel music in a way that has not been done before..

It can be connected to any powered device capable of playing music. Like a phone, tablet, PC, laptop, iPod, MP3, TV, HiFi.

You can plug it into a digital piano, keyboard, electric guitar, any powered instrument.

The experience:

As you 'play' and or 'listen' you feel the music from the vibration system. The vibrations correspond to the note being played. See what you feel. Hear what you see.

The 7 major notes: A,B,C,D,E,F,G. each has a different colour. The colours match the 7 colours of the Rainbow. This visual element is in easy download that will show on any smart screen.

So now you are seeing the music at the same time you are feeling it. And of course you are hearing the music as well. This is different to every other music delivery system.

The difference is 'Feel The Music". Sound Senses - The music revolution. See original prototype.
LThe Brian Leach purpose built original. Be inspired

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Brian made great progress on his visit to Dolmen HQ.
They were really impressed with the upgrade that Brian installed. Confidence is growing that the new prototype will satisfy expectations ..
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Great news from Social Entrepreneurs..
Dear Orla and Brian,
Thank you again for taking the time to apply to the Awards programme with Social
Entrepreneurs Ireland. As you may already know, we have received 102 strong applications from all over the country and have spent the last few weeks reviewing your proposals along with a team of external reviewers.
I am delighted to inform you that you have been selected to the next stage of the selection process – Bootcamp, which takes place in Dublin on Tuesday, May 14th.
Into the next round
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Great news from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. They have accepted my application. If my application is approved and verified by them they will then support my campaign and help me develop the new prototype for the SoundSenses system.
Hopefully my application will pass the test.
A successful outcome here will be magic
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To Irishdeaf.com and others

Please post this important message to all Deaf organisations in Ireland.

My mission is SoundSenses:
My name is Orla O’Sullivan. I am trying to raise funding support from the Deaf and DeafBlind community to help me attend and showcase my work at the World Federation DeafBlind Conference in Spain from June 18th to the 29th.
See poster:

Please spread the word for sponsorship.

I have been invited to the conference. The federation do not have funds available to help with the cost of attendence so I am asking for support.

The Anne Sullivan Centre has provided part funding towards the cost of attending WFDB in Spain next June.

I will be giving a presentation about my teaching methods there, and on how to improve access to music education for the deaf, and deaf-vision impaired children. I will also be giving a piano performance at the conference.

The WFDB are not paying me anything for giving a presentation and for giving the piano performance. They don’t have funding for that as they are a registered charity.

The Anne Sullivan Centre:
has generously pledged €1000 towards the cost. The full cost of attending the WFDB Conference is €2500. That is why I am looking for support to to cover the costs of flights and accommodation.

Attending the conference is part of the SoundSenses campaign to bring music to the Deaf, DeafBlind, and other sensory impaired.

Co-Leader in the SoundSenses project is Brian Leach MSc.
As well as being an accomplished musician Brian is an inventor.

It was Brian that built and designed the first SoundSenses Tactile Box. He was inspired to undertake the project after he was introduced to the inspirational Orla O’Sullivan by Terry O’Brien, then of Soundtrax Cork.

After months of consultation, fabrication, defabrication, and testing SoundSenses was born.

It will soon be ready to spread its wings and become what it was designed for? A tool of innovation to teach, enjoy, and experience, something new.

Something new. Something for you.

For those with musically inquisitive and technical minds read the promotional material elsewhere in this presentation which is a broad outline of what SoundSenses can do... and what it does.

Nothing else does this.

Your help and support by donation would be really appreciated.

You can donate online at the following GoFundMe link.

Please describe if your donation just for WFDB Conference costs or for the cost of development of the SoundSenses system, or equally for both.

We at Sound Senses really need your help to promote this campaign. With your help we can bring music to the deaf and the deaf-vision impaired in a way that has not been done before.

It will mean that the Deaf, the Deaf Vision Impaired, and other sensory impaired children, and adults too, will be able to study, appreciate, and perform music to the same high standard as their hearing peers.

The system is already operating in prototype at the Frankfield Music Studio. One Deaf pupil has passed her junior grade exam set by the Victoria College of Music, London. She is the first ever Deaf pupil to have achieved this distinction.

SoundSenses music teaching for the Deaf, the Deaf Vision Impaired and more, includes Sign language. This extra innovation makes it accessible. Put the two together and you give these pupils Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Equal Results.

This SoundSenses project is an innovation, a revolution, with proven results. This has never been done before. This is a different way for these students to reach the same standard as the hearing peers.

Please spread the word to all the Deaf and Deaf Blind Associations in Ireland.
To donate online please go to the link:

See more about my story on my Facebook page.

Please read my biography at www.orlaosullivan.ie. It will explain who I am and what I do and what I am trying to do. The link explains in detail my goals and how these goals, when achieved, will enhance the lives of the Deaf and DeafBlind community.

Our full target is €30,000 of which goes to Dolmen Innovation and Design. We have met and advised the Design Engineering Company, Dolmen. SoundSenses was examined and tested by Sean McNulty, Founder of Dolmen.

If you have any quires please do not hestitate to contact me at my website orlaosulluvan.ie
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