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Hear Phone Conversations Better

Women avoiding talking on the phone because of hearing loss.

Are you chatting less often on the phone because you can’t hear very well. As time passes, you may feel isolated as a result of your loss of hearing. You don’t need to give up using your phone. It is possible to keep in touch with friends and family.

It’s All About Communication

With any relationship, communication is an essential aspect and the same goes for your phone. What can be done improve the situation is the real question.

  • A hearing exam is a good idea. Get a correct diagnosis because not all loss of hearing is permanent. Basic things like earwax buildup or an ear infection will cause temporary hearing loss.
  • Bluetooth or headphones might be options if you’ve already turned the volume up. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to enhance the sound quality on the phone, and that might be all you require.
  • Do the voices seem too soft? Check to make sure the volume is all the way up on the phone.

You can have a look at more in depth solutions to get you back on the phone once you rule out the more apparent problems.

You Can Get an App For That

You will really have a choice between several apps. There are some pretty cool apps that will get you comfortable being back on your phone.

What the other person says can be turned to text with some of these apps. These apps are far from perfect, but you should be able to work with them. Brands to look up include:

Most voice to text apps are affordably priced even though not all are free.

Phones For The Hard of Hearing

There are phones that do the same thing as an app if you are interested in a landline option. They can amplify the sound on the other end, making it easier to hear. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually drop of clearer.

A captioning phone is yet another option. You have to have a unique phone that has a screen if you want to take advantage of the captioning service. 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. From there the words are displayed on the captioning phone’s screen. Also, the internet is required for the majority of captioning devices.

Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY) is an old-school phone system that is still around and works similarly to the captioning phone. It requires a TTY device that sits next to the phone to display the text, though.

Hearing Aids Are The Best Alternative

In the past, whenever a hearing aid was near a phone, there would be ear piercing feedback, but those days are over. There are hearing aid compatible phones which eliminate background noise and other interference to improve sound quality. Today’s hearing aid technology is compatible with these phones. Even better, they are wireless and work even when you aren’t on the phone.

Modern, high quality hearing aids can also have a more cutting edge program that allows them to be compatible with nearly any phone whether it’s a landline or smartphone. The technology works by holding the hearing device up to the phone and streaming the sound from the one to the other.

Many digital hearing aids are also Bluetooth compatible. You simply pair the phone up with the hearing aids exactly the same as you would with wireless headphones or earbuds. 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. Get back on your phone whatever it takes so you can start talking again. You can check out the newest hearing aid technology by making an appointment with a hearing care specialist.

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