The History Behind Bluetooth

September 13, 2018 CaptionCall No comments exist

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 Scandinavia just as we intended to unite the PC and cellular industries with a short-range wireless link.”

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Here’s another quick bit of Bluetooth trivia: The Bluetooth logo is the combination of “H” and “B,” the initials of Harald Bluetooth, written in the ancient letters used by Vikings, which are called “runes.”

Our goal at CaptionCall has always been to help people stay connected, and now Bluetooth is doing more than just connecting industries. They are making it easier for you to use phone with hearing loss.

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

Written By John Apgar

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