Discover the perks of hearing aid telephones with captioning technology.
Phones for people with hearing aids are equipped with hearing aid compatibility (HAC), which allows the phone to sync directly to your hearing aid and makes it easier to hear calls.
There are many benefits to using HAC hearing aid telephones, especially those with captioning technology. Some of the possible advantages of CapTel captioned phones for people with hearing aids include the ability to:
- Direct sound into your hearing aid
- Reduce distracting background noise and feedback
- Amplify sound more than a traditional telephone
- Distinguish voices over the phone
- Read captions of the conversation as you listen
Keep reading to learn more about these advantages of hearing aid telephones with captioning technology.
Direct sound into your hearing aid
Your hearing aid may include telecoil technology, which funnels sound from any T-coil compatible systems right into your device. CapTel captioned telephones are designed with this compatibility already built into its circuitry. These phones will sync with the T-coil setting on your assistive listening device to help you receive your caller’s voice directly through your hearing aid.
Reduce background noise and feedback
Known as a technology called acoustic coupling, the microphone on your hearing aid will automatically pick up sounds from your phone at the volume you’ve chosen. To help prevent it from also picking up background noise or feedback, CapTel captioned telephones are designed to pick up only what you need and eliminate any other distracting sounds.
Amplify sound more than a traditional telephone
With an amplification gain of up to 40dB, all CapTel captioned phones can amplify your caller’s voice louder than a traditional phone. Having the ability to adjust the volume to meet your individual hearing needs is yet another advantage of captioned phones for people with hearing loss.
Distinguish voices over the phone
Beyond sound, CapTel captioned phones also allow you to customize the tone and frequency to help distinguish voices. If lower voices are easier to hear, you might choose the “low” setting. Or select “high” if high-pitched voices are better. And finally, opt for “medium” if mid-ranged frequencies sound the best to you. The CapTel 2400i even allows you to customize various sound frequencies to your personal audiogram to help deliver the best possible sound quality.
Read captions of the conversation as you listen
In addition to the hearing aid compatibility settings that make it easier to hear over the phone, CapTel captioned telephones also have an easy-to-read screen that displays captions of everything your caller says! If you didn’t catch something, you can simply check the captions. All CapTel models feature the flexibility to choose font sizes and colors to suit your reading preferences, and offer convenient features like a built-in answering machine and phone book for frequently called numbers.
There are many advantages to choosing hearing aid telephones with captions. Not only do CapTel captioned telephones include essential – and advanced – HAC features like tone and frequency control, but they also come with the added benefit of displaying captions. With these phones for people with hearing aids, you’ll never miss a word over the phone again!
To learn how to choose the right captioned telephone for you, check out this article to help you decide.
To learn more about CapTel captioned telephones, visit our website or call 800.233.9130 today.