Are you chatting less often on the phone because you can’t hear so well. You can feel isolated as time passes because of your hearing loss. Don’t just stop using your phone. It is possible to stay in touch with friends and loved ones.
It’s All About Communication
They say communication is the crucial 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.
- Are the voices hard to hear? Maybe the volume needs to be turned up.
- Bluetooth or headphones might be possibilities if you’ve already turned the volume up. It will make your phone sound better and it may be an affordable way to get what you need.
- An ear exam is a good idea. Get a proper diagnosis because not all hearing loss is permanent. Temporary hearing loss can be caused by something as simple as an ear infection or earwax build up.
You can have a look at more in depth resolutions to get you back on the phone once you rule out the more apparent issues.
There’s an App For That
The truth is, there’s more than one app. There are some pretty cool apps that will get you comfortable being back on your phone.
Some apps turn what the other person says to text you can read. 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.
There is a Phone For That
You can also buy a landline phone has similar functions as an app. They make it much easier to hear by amplifying the sound on the other end. High pitched sounds on the other end become clearer because they can equalize the sound.
Another solution is a captioning phone. The captioning service involves a special phone which has an LCD screen. With this service, the words are repeated or typed into software by a third party operator and are then displayed on the screen of the phone. The majority of captioning phones require internet service, as well.
a traditional phone system that is still around which works in a similar way to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). However, it does require a separate device to display the text.
The Best Option Are Hearing Aids
It used to be, whenever a hearing aid was near a phone, there would be ear piercing feedback, but those days are over. The current technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to enhance the sound and remove interference like background noise. The best thing is these wireless hearing aids still work even when you’re not on the phone.
Modern, high quality hearing aids can also have a more advanced program that allows them to be compatible with almost any phone whether it’s a landline or smartphone. You 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 normal feature of today’s hearing aid tech. You pair the phone up with the hearing aids just like you would with wireless headphones or earbuds. When the phone rings, the sound is sent directly to your hearing aids.
Don’t let hearing loss to ruin your friendships and other relationships. Do what you must to get back on your phone, and start talking again. It’s time to schedule an appointment with a hearing specialist to look at the newest hearing aid technology.