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.
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.