Are you talking less often on the phone because you can’t hear very well. As time passes, you might feel isolated because of your loss of hearing. It isn’t necessary to give up talking on the phone. There are ways to work it out so you can remain in touch with your loved ones.
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?
- Are the voices hard to hear? Check to make sure the volume is all the way up on the phone.
- Bluetooth or headphones could be possibilities if you’ve already turned the volume up. It will make your phone sound better and it might be an inexpensive way to get what you need.
- An ear exam is a smart idea. Get a good diagnosis because not all loss of hearing is permanent. Basic things including earwax buildup or an ear infection will cause temporary hearing loss.
When you rule out some of the more obvious issues, you can look at other possible solutions that will get you back on the phone.
There’s an App For That
You will really have a choice between quite a few 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 affordably priced though not all are free.
They Make 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 can amplify the voice on the other end, making it less difficult to hear. High pitched sounds on the other end become clearer because they can equalize the sound.
A captioning phone is yet another solution. The captioning service requires a unique 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 your phone’s screen. You will need the internet to use a captioning service.
An old school phone system that is still around which works in a similar way to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). You need to get a TTY device that sits next to the phone to show the text, though.
The Best Choice Are Hearing Aids
The days when you would get ear piercing feedback when your hearing aids got near a phone are over. The current technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to improve the sound and remove interference such as 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, quality hearing aids can also have a more cutting edge program that permits them to be compatible with nearly any phone whether it’s a landline or smartphone. You just 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. 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 right to your hearing aids when it rings.
There’s no reason to allow hearing loss damage 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.