I think it would be wrong to use this when not deaf but there is a free sercive for deaf people. They IM a certain Screen name and it asks or the number it calls and tells you what they say. And they would Respond By typing the anserw. I am not including the Screen name to prevent it of being abused by people who arent deaf. If a mod or a deaf person needs it just pm me. I am just putting the idea up there. Could someone set up a similiar service for a low cost?
Just some thoughts