Women avoiding talking on the phone because of hearing loss.

Are you noticing yourself talking less often on the phone because you have trouble hearing? Over time, you may feel isolated due to your loss of hearing. It’s not necessary to quit talking on the phone. It is possible to stay in touch with friends and loved ones.

It’s All About Communication

They say communication is the essential thing with any relationship, and that is absolutely true with your phone. What can be done to make things better is the important question.

  • If the volume is already on high, have you tried out an accessory such as headphones or a Bluetooth? It’s a relatively affordable way to improve the sound quality on the phone, and that might be all you require.
  • Are the voices hard to hear? It’s possible the volume needs to be turned up.
  • A hearing exam is a good idea. Your hearing loss may not be permanent so it’s essential to get a quality diagnosis. It might be something as simple 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 consider more in depth solutions.

You Can Get an App For That

Actually, there’s more than one app. 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. These apps don’t all work perfectly but they can be very helpful. Brands to look up include:

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

They Make a Phone For That

You can also buy a landline phone that does the same thing as an app. They make it easier to hear by amplifying the voice on the other end. High pitched sounds on the other end become clearer because they can equalize the sound.

A captioning phone is another solution. In order to use the captioning service, you have to have a special phone with a screen. when you have this service, the words are repeated or typed into software by a third party operator and are then shown on the screen of the phone. Also, the internet is needed for the majority of captioning devices.

a traditional phone system that you can still find which works similarly to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). However, it does call for a separate device to display the text.

Hearing Aids Are The Best Way To Go

The days when you would hear ear piercing feedback whenever your hearing aids came near a phone are over. The newer technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to enhance the sound quality and eliminate interference such as background noise. What’s more, they are wireless and work even when you’re not on the phone.

Compatibility with both landlines and smart-phones is possible with modern, quality hearing aids. 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 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. When the phone rings, the sound is sent directly to your hearing aids.

There is no reason to allow hearing loss wreck a perfectly good relationship. Do what you must to make up with your phone, and start talking again. You can check out the newest hearing aid technology by making an appointment with a hearing care specialist.

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.
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