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Women avoiding talking on the phone because of hearing loss.

Are you talking less frequently on the phone because you don’t hear so well. You can feel isolated as time passes as a result of your hearing loss. You don’t have to quit using your phone. It is possible to remain in touch with friends and loved ones.

Communication is The key

With any relationship, communication is an essential aspect and the same goes for your phone. What can be done improve the situation is the real question.

  • Bluetooth or headphones may be options if you’ve already turned the volume up. It will make your phone sound better and it could be an inexpensive way to get what you need.
  • Do the voices sound too soft? Check the phone to make certain that the volume is turned all the way up.
  • A hearing exam is a good idea. Your hearing loss might not be permanent so it’s essential to get a quality diagnosis. It might be something as straightforward as earwax buildup or an ear infection.

If you look at the most obvious problems and have ruled them out, it will be time to think about more in depth solutions.

There’s an App For That

There are actually several possible apps. 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 don’t all work perfectly but they can be very helpful. Brands to look up include:

Most voice to text apps are affordably priced even though not all are free.

Phones For The Hard of Hearing

Some phones work the same way as an app for those interested in a landline solution. They make it much easier to hear by amplifying the voice on the other end. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually get lost clearer.

A captioning phone is yet another alternative. The captioning service involves a unique phone that has a 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. From there the words are displayed on the screen of the phone. You will require the internet to use a captioning service.

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 show the text.

The Best Alternative Are Hearing Aids

In the past, every time a hearing aid got near a phone, you would get ear piercing feedback, but those days are over. The latest technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to enhance the sound quality and remove interference such as background noise. Even when you are not on the phone these wireless hearing aids still work.

Compatibility with both landlines and smart-phones is possible with modern, high quality hearing aids. 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. Pairing your hearing aid up with your smart-phone is done exactly the same way as pairing your phone with any other Bluetooth device. The sound goes directly to your hearing aids when it rings.

Don’t let hearing loss to ruin your friendships and other relationships. Make up with your phone whatever it takes so you can start talking again. It’s time to make an appointment with a hearing specialist to check out the newest hearing aid technology.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.