Hearing On the Phone Just Got Easier

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Most people who have hearing loss don’t think they can read lips, when in actuality; this coping mechanism can develop without purposely practicing it.

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Hearing On the Phone Just Got Easier

  1. 1. Hearing On the Phone Just Got Easier When you have trouble hearing, being able to see someone while they’re talking can immensely improve how well you understand what they are saying. Most people who have hearing loss don’t think they can read lips, when in actuality; this coping mechanism can develop withoutpurposely practicing it. So what happens if you can’t see the person you’retalking to? Say, when you’re talking on the phone?Talking on the phone can be very frustrating for someone with hearing loss.The two main reasons are that the phone doesn’t relay the full frequencyrange of the human voice. In fact, some of the most important speechfrequencies are completely missing. The second reason is because there areno visual cues. Up until recently, there was really no way to get aroundthese issues other than to use a speaker phone or hope that someone elsewas home to hand the phone to. But now, those with hearing loss have theopportunity to use a visual cue of a different sort in order to help themunderstand on the phone.With the development of Captioned Telephones (CapTel), a person withhearing loss can now read, word-for- word, what the caller on the other endof the line has to say. The idea is similar to that of closed captioning for thetelevision. Closed captioning is the written version of the spokenconversation. The person with hearing loss can read the captions while
  2. 2. listening to the TV program. In the same way, the captioned telephone letsthe listener read what the other person on the phone is saying in real timewhile working, in every other way, like a typical phone.If you’re having trouble hearing on the phone, check with Captel.com fordetails about this new telephone technology. The captioning itself isprovided free of charge and in many states, those with hearing loss canreceive the CapTel phone at no charge as well. Or, ask your hearinghealthcare provider for more information on this amazing technology.For More Information, Call Premium Hearing Solutions At: (248) 686-2586 Or Visit Us At: http://hearing-aids-clawson-mi.com

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