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Women avoiding talking on the phone because of hearing loss.

Are you chatting less frequently on the phone because you don’t hear very well. As time passes, you can feel isolated due to your hearing loss. You don’t need to quit using your phone. There are ways to deal with it so you can stay in touch with the ones you love.

It’s All About Communication

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

  • A hearing exam is a good idea. Not all hearing loss is permanent, so get a proper diagnosis. It may possibly be something as basic as earwax buildup or an ear infection.
  • Are the voices difficult to hear? Check the phone to make certain that the volume is turned all the way up.
  • You can try accessories like Bluetooth or headphones if the volume is already turned up. It’s a comparatively inexpensive way to enhance the sound quality on the phone, and that may be all you need.

Once you eliminate some of the more obvious problems, you can have a look at other solutions that will get you back on the phone.

You Can Get an App For That

Actually, there’s more than one app. There are many apps you can download that will work to get you, and your phone back on the same page, some of which are pretty cool.

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 of them are free.

You Can Get a Phone For That

You can also find a landline phone that does the same thing as an app. By amplifying the voice an the other end, they make it less difficult to hear. They also work to equalize the tone, so high pitched sounds that normally drop off become clearer.

You also have the option of getting a captioning phone. To take advantage of the captioning service, you need to have a unique phone with 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 directly into the system. The words are then displayed on the captioning phone’s screen. You will need 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 call for a separate device to display the text.

Hearing Aids Are The Best Option

It used to be, every time a hearing aid was near a phone, you would get ear piercing feedback, but those days are over. The current technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to enhance the sound and get rid of 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, high quality hearing aids. The technology functions by holding the hearing device up to the phone and streaming the sound from the one 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 directly to your hearing aids when it rings.

There’s no reason to allow hearing loss wreck a perfectly good relationship. Get back on your phone whatever it takes so you can start talking again. It’s time to make an appointment with a hearing specialist to look at the newest hearing aid technology.

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