Is your loss of hearing causing you to chat less frequently on the phone? You can feel isolated as time passes due to your hearing loss. Don’t break up with your phone. It is possible to remain in touch with friends and family.
It’s All About Communication
With any relationship, communication is the key and the same goes for your phone. Can anything be done to improve the situation?
- Have you had an ear exam? Not all hearing loss is permanent, so get a correct diagnosis. It might be something as basic as too much earwax or an ear infection.
- Are the voices tough to hear? Check the phone to make sure that the volume is all the way up.
- If the volume is already on high, have you experimented with an accessory such as headphones or a Bluetooth? It will make your phone sound better and it could be an inexpensive way to get what you need.
You can have a look at more in depth solutions to get you back on the phone once you eliminate the more obvious issues.
You Can Get an App For That
There are actually quite a few possible 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:
You can’t get all voice to text apps for free but the majority won’t cost very much.
Phones For The Hard of Hearing
You can also get a landline phone that does the same thing as an app. They make it much easier to hear by amplifying the sound on the other end. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually get lost clearer.
A captioning phone is yet another solution. You need to have a special phone that has a screen if you want to use the captioning service. when you have this service, the words are repeated or typed into software by a third party operator and are then shown on your phone’s screen. You will require the internet to use a captioning service.
Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY) is an old-school phone system that is still around and works in a similar way to the captioning phone. A separate device to show the text is necessary, however.
Getting Hearing Aids is Your Best Bet
Modern hearing aids won’t feedback whenever they come close to a phone like the old ones did. You can get hearing aid compatible phones that eliminate background noise and other kinds of interference to improve sound quality. Current hearing aid technology is compatible with these phones. The best thing is these wireless hearing aids will still work even when you’re not on the phone.
Compatibility with both landlines and smart-phones is possible with modern, high quality hearing aids. You simply hold the phone up to the hearing aid and allow the technology to work its magic by streaming the sound from one device 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. The sound goes directly to your hearing aids when it rings.
There isn’t any reason to allow hearing loss wreck a perfectly good relationship. Get back on your phone whatever it takes so you can start talking again. It’s time to schedule an appointment with a hearing specialist to check out the newest hearing aid technology.