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Women avoiding talking on the phone because of hearing loss.

Are you talking less frequently on the phone because you can’t hear very well. Over time, you may feel isolated because of your loss of hearing. It’s not necessary to stop talking on the phone. You can definitely discover ways to keep in touch with your 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 could be possibilities if you’ve already turned the volume up. Maybe that’s all you require to make your phone sound better and it doesn’t cost that much.
  • A hearing exam is a good idea. Not all hearing loss is permanent, so get a correct diagnosis. Temporary hearing loss is often caused by something as basic as an ear infection or earwax build up.
  • Are the voices difficult to hear? Maybe the volume needs to be turned up.

If you look at the 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 really have a choice between several apps. 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:

You can’t get all voice to text apps for free but the majority won’t cost very much.

You Can Get a Phone For That

If you want to find a landline solution, you can find phones for your home that function the same way as an app. They make it less difficult to hear by amplifying the voice on the other end. An equalizer makes the high pitched sounds that usually drop of clearer.

Another way to go is a captioning phone. In order to use the captioning service, you need to have a special phone with a screen. If you have this service, the words are repeated or typed into software by a third party operator and are then displayed on your phone’s screen. You will require the internet to use a captioning service.

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 require a separate device to display the text.

Hearing Aids Are The Best Alternative

Newer hearing aids don’t feedback whenever they come close to a phone like the old ones did. There are hearing aid compatible phones which remove background noise and other kinds of interference to enhance sound quality. Current hearing aid technology is compatible with these phones. The best thing is these wireless hearing aids still work even when you’re not using your phone.

A sophisticated program which allows it to be compatible with both smart-phones and landlines is a stand out feature of modern hearing aids. You just hold the phone up to the hearing aid and let 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 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 allow hearing loss to ruin your friendships and other relationships. Do what you must to get back on your phone, and start talking again. You can check out the newest hearing aid technology by making an appointment with a hearing care specialist.