Hear Every Word on The Phone
Are you chatting less often on the phone because you can’t hear very well. You can feel isolated as time passes because of your hearing loss. Don’t just quit using your phone. It is possible to remain in touch with friends and family.
Communication is The key
They say communication is the crucial thing with any relationship, and that is certainly true with your phone. What can be done improve the situation is the important question.
- If the volume is already on high, have you experimented with an accessory like headphones or a Bluetooth? Maybe that’s all you require to make your phone sound better and it doesn’t cost very much.
- Do the voices seem too quiet? Check to make sure the volume is all the way up on the phone.
- Have you had a hearing test? Not all hearing loss is permanent, so get a correct diagnosis. Temporary hearing loss can be caused by something as simple as an ear infection or to much ear wax.
If you’ve already looked at at the obvious problems and have ruled them out, it will be time to think about more in depth solutions.
There’s an App For That
As a matter of fact, there’s more than one app. 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. These apps don’t all work perfectly but they can be very helpful. Brands to look up include:
Most voice to text apps are affordably priced even though not all are free.
They Make a Phone For That
If you are looking for a landline solution, you can get phones for your home that do the same thing as an app. They can amplify the sound on the other end, making it less difficult to hear. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually drop of clearer.
A captioning phone is another solution. In order to use the captioning service, you need to have a special phone that has a screen. Captioning works with a third party operator that either repeats the spoken words so speech recognition software can translate them into text or types them directly into the system. The words are then displayed on the screen of the phone. Also, the internet is required for most captioning devices.
Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY) is an old-school phone system that is still around and works in a similar way to the captioning phone. A separate device to show the text is required, however.
The Best Option Are Hearing Aids
It used to be, whenever a hearing aid was near a phone, you would get ear piercing feedback, but those days are over. The latest technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to improve the sound quality and eliminate interference such as background noise. Even when you are not on the phone these wireless hearing aids still work.
Compatibility with both landlines and smart-phones is possible with modern, high quality hearing aids. 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 normal feature of today’s hearing aid tech. You simply pair the phone up with the hearing aids just like you would with wireless headphones or earbuds. The sound goes directly to your hearing aids when it rings.
Don’t allow hearing loss to wreck your friendships and other relationships. 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.