Hearing Loss Hurts Everyone

July 25, 2018 CaptionCall 7 comments

“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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

 

7 Comments on “Hearing Loss Hurts Everyone

  1. I am so gratetful for my Caption Call phone, especially since the machine will now record a message. My hearing has continued to decline and this has kept me up to date with friends and family.

  2. Thank you for your service. My hearing has been enhanced since a caption call was installed in my home on April 2018.

  3. I am a late deafened adult from 2005. I'm now bilateral cochlear implant since then and my hearing loss in both ears took place over a period of six months. No reason was ever discovered. Fast forward today. All these years later, 13 to be exact, and I am still not able to get my family to help be by being a hearing team so that I may be included in any conversations. They all realize I need them to look at me. They all realize I need them to speak up a little and talk a little slower instead of what seems like 100mph with each other and it all leaves me feeling emotionally drained with brain fatigue, frustration and some embarrassment. After all these many years I've tried so hard to understand and I just don't meet with much success or cooperation and no one seems to understand or agree to be a communication partner on any consistant basis. To look at me, to explain what the conversation is about or any form of assistance. I recently missed out on a birthday celebration and homecoming due to the fact that I just was not able to cope emotionally with being ignored all day. I felt really bad because this is a family I love dearly. But i stayed home feeling upset with myself rather than upset with all the other family members. Darned if I do. Darned if I don't. There have been some hurt feelings by my children as well. They just do seem to "get it" or try to include me. They all understand that I don't feel I need to be a part of every conversation by everyone. Just once on a while would make me very happy. Right now, I feel as though I have spent my last holiday or occasion with them because they do not put in any effort. I try to understand a few words and sentences here and there along the way. What should I do? Does everyone else have a family hearing partner who consistently helps them to feel included or am I doing something wrong. I tried to participate for the last 13 years now and it never gets better. Thanks to all who can relate. Even just a little bit. It's to the point that I'm fairly depressed right now. Any suggestions would be appreciated

  4. Yes that's me I have a hearing loss and have trouble hearing over the phone all the time.I normal tell peoples to text me cause can't hear the conversation! But can these phone go be used on a cellular phone too?

  5. love my Caption call phone and the people behind it that have to type so fast 24/7. I have friends that are very fast talkers and everything is spelled correctly when oit comes through my phone for me to read!

  6. I feel bad for you. I TOTALLY understand your frustration!!!!! I wish your family was more "sensitive" to you and would do what you have asked so you can be "included" at least part of the time. Since they don't have your "issues" I don't believe they truly understand. My husband has told me that he's come to realize HOW IMPORTANT my hearing aides are to me. I would be LOST without them and he has come to realize that. I've learned to be VERY open and honest about my needs. It isn't "fun" but it's necessary in order for me to at least partially know what's going on!!!!! I've learned to be a "good sport" when once again I've gotten something wrong :). I wish you well.

  7. Help me understand this, please… the captions are generated by a live operator? So when I’m in my office, my customers will have to speak to a someone that will forward the conversation to me??

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