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A Closer Look at Closed Caption Phones

Friday, August 10, 2018 9:32:58 AM Australia/Melbourne

A Closer Look at Closed Caption Phones

Hearing loss has a misconception that it will absolutely shut down your life. It will change all of your routines, and not for the better. It will bar you from the activities and the pastimes that you enjoy so much; it will basically make you a shut-in at home that depends on everyone around you for the most basic of needs.


Well, first things first. Let’s dispel that. Hearing loss is a part of life for millions around the globe and for the most part, they’re doing just fine. They’re doing even better if they’re taking advantage of the resources that are made available to them through groups, organizations and businesses like Hearlink. We strongly believe that your life should remain constant, no matter your degree of hearing loss, and we want to educate both you and those around you the same. This may not have been the case thousands of years ago. Back then, technology was primitive, and research was slim. That’s not the case now, in fact – it’s quite the opposite. We’re seeing new breakthroughs every day and there are endless opportunities for growth. We’re continuously hungry to learn about the newest and greatest ways to make the lives of those impacted by hearing loss even easier. Today, we’re focusing on communication.


Granted, home phone calls are being slightly phased out. We’re going to miss them when they’re obsolete. But while mobile phones do make engagement quick and easy, there’s nothing like calling the home phone when you want to speak to your family or friends. This used to scare those impacted by hearing loss. The way that phones used to be designed, they wouldn’t be able to have the same experience. But thanks to closed caption phones, that’s not the case. Here are some of our favourite shoutouts for this technological communication innovation:


They spell it out. For those unfamiliar, closed-captioning is simple and straightforward. It’s simply a design of phone that spells out the conversation on a screen. Think of it like a chat window, but there’s a real person’s voice at the other end of the phone. There’s even a chat assistant on many models so you never feel like you’re confused or lagging in the conversation.


They’re not cost-prohibitive. In fact, some are covered by healthcare or insurance, depending on where you live. But doctors, research institutes and now ecommerce sites are realizing just how valuable of a resource these are for those with hearing impairments. So, they’re not setting up challenges and roadblocks. They want to get these in your hands to try!


They’re widely available. Thanks to the World Wide Web, it doesn’t take more than a couple of clicks to try closed-captioning for the first time. This is a great opportunity to reach out to the Hearlink team. We can answer any questions that you have, talk with you about your needs and point you in the direction of the product that makes the most sense for you.


* Image courtesy of Lamorinda Audiology.

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