CapTel offers Hearing Loss Solutions for Better Living

Hearing loss can make talking on the phone difficult, but CapTel's captioned telephone helps those with hearing loss stay in touch over the phone.
If you're living with hearing loss, you aren't alone. Nearly 1 in 3 adults between 65 and 74 years old has some degree of hearing loss, while nearly one-half of adults older than 75 years old reports being hard of hearing. One of the most common concerns for people with hearing loss is staying connected with friends and family, especially over the phone.

Whether you want to stay in touch with far-away family members, schedule a doctor's appointment or plan brunch with a friend, telephone communication is key to these activities. If you cannot hear well over the phone, however, it's difficult to make plans.  Many hard of hearing people start avoiding phone conversations out of sheer frustration.

Fortunately, CapTel is available to help people with hearing loss enjoy the telephone again.

CapTel's captioned telephone works like any other phone, but it allows users to read captions at the same time, similar to the way you read captions on TV. This lets you support the hearing ability you have by reading captions on the screen to make sure you catch every word the caller says. When you want to make a phone call, just press the caption button on your CapTel phone to be connected to a free captioning service. Then, simply dial the number of the person you are calling. Your call is carried out like any other phone conversation, except that you can read what the other person is saying on the phone's display screen.

Captioning services are available to people with hearing loss free of charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Research has shown that social interaction is an important factor in staying healthy for older adults. Social isolation can lead to loneliness and depression. But older adults who stay in touch with friends and family are more likely to have lower blood pressure and a possible reduced risk of some types of cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular problems. Staying connected is also important for older adults' mental health.

CapTel Captioned telephones allow those with hearing loss to stay in touch with their family and friends and in doing so, maintain their independence and confidence over the phone.

If you or someone you know or love is living with hearing loss, a CapTel captioned telephone can make a world of difference.
To learn more about CapTel call Lynda Strelitz at 847-226-7779 or visit for more information.