With theTelephone Solutions for Hearing Impaired
One of the main activities of every day life is making phone calls on the telephone. Hearing on the telephone can be especially difficult for the hearing impaired due to absence of visual cues. One example of a visual cue would be lip reading. Depending on the device, the following are tips that will help make those phone calls successful for the hearing aid user.
Telephone Solutions for Hearing Impaired: Landline Phone Use
The use of landline phones may be more successful with the use of an amplified phone or a captioned phone. We will facilitate the order for captioned phones, funded by the FCC, in our office. A representative will come to your home and install the phone and instruct you in how to use it. With this, we can help you choose and amplified phone or adjust your hearing aids. This is no charge to the user.
Telephone Solutions for Hearing Impaired: Cell Phones Use
It is best to choose a cell phone that is Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC). Cell phones have different ratings. A microphone rating of M3 or M4 works well with the hearing aid in microphone position. For a hearing aid with a tele-coil, the phone should have a tele-coil rating of T3 or T4.
Telephone Solutions for Hearing Impaired: Bluetooth Streaming with Wireless Connectivity
Today’s wireless hearing aids have the advantage to pair the hearing aids with a Bluetooth enabled phone. This can be done directly or with the use of a wireless accessory that interfaces with the phone and hearing aids. Hearing phone conversations hands-free and in both ears is a big advantage for hearing aid users. The advantage is a little freedom with your hands so you can do other things while you chat.
We would like to help you better your communication, and explore telephone solutions for use with your hearing aids to find the best option for you.