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Captioned Phones Increases Independence and Reduces Frustration

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Hearing loss affects millions of Americans making it difficult, if not impossible, to use the phone. According to statistics compiled by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss.

The NIDCD reports a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing impairment.

For those who experience a hearing loss later in life, talking on the phone can become a difficult task. Not hearing and understanding phone conversations can negatively impact your work, family and social life. Asking people to continuously repeat themselves leads to embarrassment and frustration for people on both ends of the conversation.

Hearing on the phone is something most of us take for granted, but it is a problem being faced by more and more of us all the time. A Captioned phone can restore independence and confidence in talking on the phone. The Caption service provides a nearly instant, very accurate captioning experience to assist those who have difficulty hearing phone conversations.
Together, the Captioned phone and service can help with conversations whether you are listening to the details of your grandson’s little league game, making an appointment with your physician or scheduling lunch with your best friend. Captioned phones helps you get the most from your conversations, and from life.