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Cycling with Hearing loss

By CaptionCall | Oct 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s getting cold out there for much of the country however many of you are still finding ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Hearinglikeme.com has a great advice column on how to best enjoy cycling with hearing loss. The tips include: When you are cycling alone, make sure you do everything you can to…

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Tips And Tricks For Eating Out With Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Oct 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss can make it difficult to to eat out in noisy places. However there are things you can do to make the experience better. Starkey has put together some tips you can use to make your dining out experience better. You can find the list here: https://www.starkey.com/blog/2017/01/Dining-out-with-hearing-loss-tips If you are a senior and are…

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Getting Out Can Help You Live Longer

By CaptionCall | Oct 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s pretty cold for a lot of us these days however you may still want to find a way to get out and about. According to a recent study, aging “People who left the house frequently at any of the ages examined were significantly more likely to live to the next age group”. You can…

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

By CaptionCall | Oct 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Understanding the causes of hearing loss is a necessity if you want to keep your hearing healthy. Web MD has a great slideshow for the common causes of hearing loss here: https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/ss/slideshow-causes You will notice the causes of severe hearing loss come down to a couple major points, what’s great is for a lot of…

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CaptionCall and HLAA working together!

By CaptionCall | Oct 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

CaptionCall is proud to be the Capital sponsor of the HLAA’s Walk4Hearing events. The mission of the Hearing Loss Association of America is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. By participating in HLAA events you are doing those same things. Although the winter…

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Great Tips for Traveling With Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Oct 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Traveling can be stressful when you have hearing loss. Trying not to miss information or getting to your flight on time can feel a bit overwhelming. The Hearing Journal has a fantastic guide on how to best travel with hearing loss. Some of the points they make include: Prepare in advance Use technology for logistics…

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Drinking And Concerts Don’t Mix When It Comes To Hearing Loss!

By CaptionCall | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Planning on going to a concert? Bring your ear plugs! Ear plugs are the most efficient way to make sure you don’t suffer any hearing damage. Also you may want to go easy on the alcohol.  According to a recent study, drinking has been tied to “dangerous behaviors” related to hearing loss such as standing…

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How and How Not To Be Heard

By CaptionCall | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to working with friends or family that have hearing loss, it can be tough to know how to best communicate. Goldencarers.com has a list of 14 great tips for communicating with aging people in our life that have hearing loss. Some of those tips include: Do not shout Don’t chew or eat…

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Gout And It’s Link To Hearing Loss

By CaptionCall | Sep 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

A new study has found that people 65 and older suffering from gout have 44 percent higher likelihood of developing hearing loss. Apparently gout and hearing loss “share similar pathological processes” which has always been suspect for linking the two however this is the first study to investigate it. You can read more here: https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/blog/breakingnews/pages/post.aspx?PostID=212…

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The History Behind Bluetooth

By CaptionCall | Sep 13, 2018 | 3 Comments

Blue tooth functionality is in full swing with CaptionCall phones and it got us thinking. Where did the name “Bluetooth” come from? Did you know it actually comes from Viking history? According to one of Bluetooth’s cofounders, “Bluetooth was borrowed from the 10th-century, second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth; who was famous for uniting…

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FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No costs are passed along to individuals who qualify for the service.