Hear Every Word on The Phone
Is your loss of hearing causing you to talk less often on the phone? Hearing loss, over time, can make you feel isolated. Don’t just stop using your phone. It is possible to stay in touch with friends and family.
Communication is The key
With any relationship, communication is the key and the same goes for your phone. What can be done to make things better is the real question.
- Are the voices tough to hear? Check to make sure the volume is all the way up on the phone.
- If the volume is already on high, have you tried out an accessory such as headphones or a Bluetooth? It will make your phone sound better and it could be an inexpensive way to get what you need.
- An ear exam is a good idea. Get a good diagnosis because not all loss of hearing is permanent. Temporary hearing loss can be caused by something as basic as an ear infection or earwax build up.
If you look at the most obvious problems and have ruled them out, it’s time to think about more in depth solutions.
There’s an App For That
There are really several possible apps. There are many apps you can download that work to get you, and your phone back on the same page, some of which are pretty cool.
Some apps turn what the other person says to text you can read. Not all of these apps work perfectly, but they give you some option that could be helpful. Brands to look up include:
Most voice to text apps are reasonably priced even though not all are free.
You Can Get a Phone For That
You can also buy a landline phone has similar functions as an app. By amplifying the sound an the other end, they make it easier to hear. They also work to equalize the tone, so high pitched sounds that tend to drop off become clearer.
A captioning phone is another solution. You need to have a special phone that has a screen if you want to take advantage of the captioning service. Captioning works with an operator that either repeats the spoken words so speech recognition software can translate them into text or types them right into the system. The words are then displayed on the captioning phone’s screen. You will need to have the internet to use a captioning service.
a traditional phone system that you can still find which works similarly to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). You will need a TTY device that sits near the phone to show the text, though.
Hearing Aids Are The Best Choice
The days when you would hear ear piercing feedback every time your hearing aids got near a phone are over. The latest technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to enhance the sound quality and remove interference like background noise. Even when you are not on the phone these wireless hearing aids still work.
An advanced program which permits it to be compatible with both smart-phones and landlines is a stand out feature of current hearing aid technology. The technology functions by holding the hearing device up to the phone and streaming the sound from the one to the other.
Bluetooth compatibility is also a standard feature of today’s hearing aid tech. Pairing your hearing aid up with your smart-phone is exactly the same as pairing your phone with any other Bluetooth device. When the phone rings, the sound goes directly to your hearing aids.
There’s no reason to allow hearing loss damage a perfectly good relationship. Do what you must to get back on your phone, and start talking again. It’s time to schedule an appointment with a hearing specialist to look at the newest hearing aid technology.