Tactile Hearing is an assistive listening device that conveys sound through vibration. Primarily, the device was designed to help deaf people better understand aspects of music, though it can also be used by hearing people for an enhanced listening experience. Enclosed in stretchable fabric is a circuit consisting of a small Arduino microcontroller, a microphone with adjustable gain, three vibrating motors, and a rechargeable battery. The user can change the microphone’s sensitivity and choose specific frequency bands to map to the intensity of the vibrating motors by reprogramming the microcontroller through its USB connection. The velcro on the band prototype (pictured above) allows it to be worn around the arm, leg, or neck. The chest prototype (below) features a microphone on the back of the neck, with the vibrating motors positioned vertically down the middle of the chest.