Hear Every Word on The Phone
Are you chatting less frequently on the phone because you don’t hear so well. Over time, you can feel isolated because of your loss of hearing. Don’t break up with your phone. You can definitely discover ways to remain in touch with your friends and family.
It’s All About Communication
With any relationship, communication is the key and the same goes for your phone. The question is what can you do to make things better.
- Have you had a hearing test? Get a proper diagnosis because not all hearing loss is permanent. It may well be something as straightforward as earwax buildup or an ear infection.
- You can consider accessories like Bluetooth or headphones if the volume is already cranked up. It’s a fairly inexpensive way to improve the sound quality on the phone, and that might be all you need.
- Do the voices sound too quiet? Check the phone to make certain that the volume is turned all the way up.
If you’ve already looked at at the obvious problems and have ruled them out, it’s time to consider more in depth solutions.
There’s an App For That
There are really several potential 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. Not all of these apps work perfectly, but they give you some option that could be helpful. Brands to look up include:
Most voice to text apps are reasonably priced though not all of them are free.
There is a Phone For That
If you want to find a landline solution, you can get phones for your home that function the same way as an app. They make it easier to hear by amplifying the voice on the other end. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually get lost clearer.
Another solution is a captioning phone. The captioning service requires a unique phone which has an LCD screen. Captioning works with an operator that either repeats the spoken words so speech recognition software can translate them into text or types them right into the system. The words are then displayed on the captioning phone’s screen. Most captioning phones need to have internet service, as well.
Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY) is a traditional phone system that is still available and works in a similar way to the captioning phone. It requires a TTY device that sits near the phone to show the text, though.
Getting Hearing Aids is Your Best Bet
The times when you would get ear piercing feedback whenever your hearing aids came near a phone are over. The latest technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to enhance the sound quality and get rid of interference like background noise. The best thing is these wireless hearing aids will still work even when you’re not on the phone.
State of the art, high quality hearing aids can also have a more cutting edge program that allows them to be compatible with almost any phone whether it’s a landline or smartphone. 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.
Bluetooth compatibility is also a standard feature of today’s hearing aid tech. Pairing your hearing aid up with your smart-phone is exactly the same as pairing your phone with any other Bluetooth device. The sound goes directly to your hearing aids when it rings.
There is no reason to allow hearing loss ruin a perfectly good relationship. Make up with 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.