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Women avoiding talking on the phone because of hearing loss.

Is your loss of hearing causing you to talk less often on the phone? Hearing loss, over time, can cause you to feel isolated. Don’t break up with your phone. It is possible to stay in touch with friends and family.

Communication is The key

They say communication is the indispensable thing with any relationship, and that is indeed true when it comes to your phone. The question is what can you do to make things better.

  • You can consider accessories such as Bluetooth or headphones if the volume is already cranked up. 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? Your hearing loss might not be permanent so it’s essential to get a correct diagnosis. It might be something as straightforward as earwax buildup or an ear infection.

You can have a look at more in depth resolutions to get you back on the phone once you rule out the more obvious issues.

You Can Find an App For That

There are really quite a few potential apps. There are many apps you can download that will work to get you, and your phone back on the same page, some of which are pretty cool.

What the other person says can be turned to text with some of these apps. Not all of these apps work perfectly, but they give you some option that could be helpful. Brands to look up include:

You can’t get all voice to text apps for free but the majority won’t cost very much.

You Can Get 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. By amplifying the voice an the other end, they make it much easier to hear. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually get lost clearer.

Another way to go is a captioning phone. The captioning service requires a unique phone which has a screen. With this service, the words are repeated or typed into software by a third party operator and are then shown on the screen of the phone. Most captioning devices require internet service, as well.

a traditional phone system that you can still find which works in a similar way to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). You will need a TTY device that sits next to the phone to display the text, though.

Hearing Aids Are The Best Way To Go

Modern hearing aids don’t feedback whenever they get close to a phone like the old ones did. There are hearing aid compatible phones that get rid of background noise and other kinds of interference to enhance sound quality. Modern hearing aid technology is compatible with these phones. Even better, they are wireless and will work even when you aren’t on the phone.

A sophisticated program which allows it to be compatible with both smart-phones and landlines is a stand out feature of current hearing aid technology. The technology functions 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. Pairing your hearing aid up with your smart-phone is done exactly the same way as pairing your phone with any other Bluetooth device. When the phone rings, the sound goes directly to your hearing aids.

There is 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.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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