Caption Phones + Hearing Aids: They’re Better Together!

January 8, 2021
Caption Phones + Hearing Aids: They’re Better Together!

Sure, hearing loss requires you to address the difficulty of communicating in everyday situations, but did you know that combining use of a hearing aid along with caption phone calls can make your daily living easier and more enjoyable? It can!

Learn how pairing hearing aids with captioned phone calls improves daily living.

Hearing aid technology is simply amazing these days. Clarity of signal, comfort of use and discretion of design makes them practically imperceptible in your daily life. While a hearing aid plan can change your life for the better, pairing this technology with captioned phone service can help bridge the gap for individuals who have a hearing impairment.

Let’s be clear, though: when you combine modern technology with the human condition, that “impairment” isn’t as impairing as it once was. And, when you know how to effectively combine adaptive hearing loss solutions and services, life can go on pretty much as normal, right?

For example, consider those who wear contact lenses to assist their vision (and we don’t really consider a change in eyesight as an “impairment,” do we?) When those contact lenses aren’t in place—usually at either the start or end of any given day—there’s typically a pair of glasses on hand to ensure good vision is still available. Two adaptive solutions are combined to add flexibility to the user.

Now, the same goes for your hearing when it comes to using the phone. Thanks to captioned calls, where you literally see the words your callers say, you can be certain you’ll never miss a word, even when you’re taking a break from your hearing aid. You won’t need to struggle to hear during a call nor will you be forced to interrupt with, “Wait—let me put my hearing aid back in.”

Changes in your hearing, much like changes in vision, are to be expected but they don’t have to limit you or compel you to a single method of adaptability. You can take charge of your hearing impairment by combining hearing aid use with a captioned call service. When you do, you’ll gain more freedom each day and prevent or, at the very least, lessen any fatigue you might experience from relying solely on one adaptive solution.

Hearing loss is a reality as we move through life. No matter the situation that brought it on, we’re fortunate to have technology and treatments that help us live each day unhampered and undaunted. With the technologies and expertise that are at our disposal—namely hearing aids paired with captioned phone calls—we have more and better options to adapt and thrive beyond what previous generations experienced.

If you haven’t already, consider combining your hearing aid with a captioned call service. You’ll love what you see!

One more thing:  Did you know that Bluetooth™-enabled hearing aids can be paired with your mobile device—like an iPhone® or iPad®—while you use the ClearCaptions Mobile app? You’ll hear and see what your callers say!

If you have questions about ClearCaptions service, for home and mobile call use, contact us online or call 1-866-246-7850.

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FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund.