Are you talking less often on the phone because you don’t hear very well. Over time, you can feel isolated due to your hearing loss. It’s not necessary to give up chatting on the phone. It is possible to keep in touch with friends and loved ones.
It’s All About Communication
They say communication is the indispensable thing with any relationship, and that is definitely true when it comes to your phone. What can be done to make things better is the real question.
- Do the voices sound too soft? Check the phone to make sure that the volume is turned all the way up.
- You can consider accessories such as Bluetooth or headphones if the volume is already cranked up. Maybe that’s all you need to make your phone sound better and it doesn’t cost very much.
- Have you had an ear exam? Get a good diagnosis because not all loss of hearing is permanent. It may be something as basic as too much earwax or an ear infection.
If you look at the most obvious issues and have ruled them out, it will be time to think about more in depth solutions.
You Can Get an App For That
You will actually have a choice between several apps. 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. Not all of these apps work perfectly, but they give you some option that could be helpful. Brands to look up include:
You can’t get all voice to text apps for free but most won’t cost very much.
They Make a Phone For That
Some phones do the same thing as an app for those interested in a landline option. They can amplify the sound 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.
Another option is a captioning phone. The captioning service involves a unique phone which has an LCD 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 necessary for most captioning devices.
An old school phone system that is still around which works similarly to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). However, it does require a separate device to show the text.
Getting Hearing Aids is Your Best Bet
It used to be, whenever a hearing aid was near a phone, there would be ear piercing feedback, but new hearing aids don’t usually do that. The current technology can work with a hearing aid compatible phone to improve the sound quality and eliminate interference such as background noise. Even when you are not using phone these wireless hearing aids still work.
Modern, quality hearing aids can also have a more cutting edge program that permits them to be compatible with virtually 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 standard 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.
Don’t permit hearing loss to wreck your friendships and other relationships. Do what you must to get back on your phone, and start talking again. It’s time to make an appointment with a hearing specialist to look at the newest hearing aid technology.