“People suffering from hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them.” Vanessa Vas, from the National Institute of Health Research has generated a study that shows the first attempt to connect the problems of people with hearing loss with the problems a loved one dealing with watching them struggle.
Read more about it here: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=207550
Some of the most common issues shared by those with hearing loss as well as the people close to them include:
- Phone Calls – People with hearing loss often can’t hear the phone ring or hear what the caller is saying. Those who care about them report feeling frustrated by having to constantly repeat themselves or answer the phone for them.
- Volume Control – People with hearing challenges might raise the TV, radio, or phone volume to an unreasonably high level for those who don’t have hearing problems.
- Guilt and Frustration – Hearing loss can make communication much more difficult and draining. This can put added strain on relationships, particularly when the two groups are not able to easily communicate like they used to.
In the end, people simply want to help their loved ones that may be struggling with hearing loss. This is the goal of CaptionCall – to help individuals with hearing loss say socially connected with loved ones. The CaptionCall phone uses state-of-the-art technology to simultaneously provide smooth-scrolling captions and powerful amplification for people with hearing loss, making communication easier for everyone involved and effectively bringing loved ones closer together. If you struggle using the phone due to hearing loss, ask your hearing care provider if you qualify for the no-cost CaptionCall phone and service.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life. To learn more about how to qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit www.CaptionCall.com.
Written By Billy Madsen, Marketing Intern