For people with hearing loss, talking on the telephone can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily with today’s great advancements in technology, there are several ways those with hearing loss can talk on the phone. Below are some suggestions.
Amplified telephones can increase the decibel level of sound. They come in plenty of different styles, like corded or cordless, and are usually pretty easy to buy. Many of these phones are also hearing aid compatible, and have features such as loud ringers and flashing lights to alert you of a call.
For those with severe hearing loss these phones can caption entire conversations. They have audio input/output, but also display what the other person is saying in text on a screen. These are more expensive as there is more advanced technology inside them.
There are also state funded specialized telecommunications equipment programs that you can look into. Currently 47 states are offering these programs, so check to see if yours does. You can check with a local telephone company to see what your state currently offers.
How to Buy:
There are plenty of places that one can get an amplified telephone. A quick internet search will lead you to plenty of websites that can assist you. Prices usually fall in the range from anywhere between $30 up to $300. The price usually depends on the features you need.