As America's baby boomers grow older, they are doing everything they can to maintain their quality of life. They're conducting their own research and keeping up on the latest in health and technology. A growing area of interest is learning how to handle hearing loss.
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, one in three people older than 60, and half of those older than 85, have hearing loss. The loss of hearing can significantly impact a person's quality of life, leaving him or her feeling frustrated, isolated and dependent on others. When hearing loss occurs, communicating on the phone can become a major challenge.
As a result of the latest in digital phone technology offered by Nebraska-headquartered Hamilton CapTel, persons suffering from hearing loss are now able to successfully communicate on the phone and stay connected with family and friends. CapTel, which stands for captioned telephone, merges the traditional telephone with state-of-the-
“Hamilton CapTel offers a variety of solutions that deliver unprecedented access and freedom for individuals with hearing loss,” says Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton Relay, provider of Hamilton CapTel. “With our unique suite of services, users can place and receive captioned phone calls from just about anywhere. This technology enhances the telephone experience for those who have difficulty hearing – allowing them to see what is being said during their calls. The frustration of trying to hear the person at the other end of the phone is removed. And best of all, this service is free, easy to use, and available throughout the United States.”
The five-minute segment features the stories of active seniors and their families, whose lives have changed for the better, as a result of this technology. The segment also educates viewers on the technology and includes interviews with spokespersons from Hamilton CapTel.
To learn more, please visit www.hamiltoncaptel.com.