Hearing loss alone can make a significant impact on an individual’s life. Talking on the phone with a hearing loss can add to the difficulty, especially because you can’t see the person you are talking to. Here are some suggestions that can help:

Hearing Aids! Getting appropriate input and volume into your ears will help ease the stress of talking on the phone. Sometimes you need to place the phone on your ear a little differently so the hearing aid microphones can be closer to the phone. Hearing aids also may have a telecoil which can use a magnetic signal to connect to the phone.

Amplified telephones. The state of Texas offers free amplified phones. They come in wireless and corded options and provide more volume than a traditional phone.

Amplified telephone with closed-captioning. The phone call is instantly transcribed and shown on your screen. This provides you with the option to hear and see what the speaker is talking about.

Bluetooth options. Hearing aids can also connect to cell phones and landlines using wireless technology. This allows you to hear phones call directly into both ears through your hearing aids.

If you have any questions about these phone options, please contact us!