3 Helpful Technologies for Individuals with Hearing Loss
Conversation is key to much of what you do on a daily basis. If you are hard of hearing, there have been technological advances that can assist you with these day-to-day interactions.
Below are three technologies that could change your conversational experiences.
When it comes to understanding the person on the other end of the phone call, you can’t get much more helpful than captioned conversations. A CapTel phone (captioned telephone) has a built-in screen to display everything being said by your caller in text. Simply dial your party’s number like you would with any phone. Your CapTel phone automatically connects you to the captioning service.
When your party answers, you hear everything they say with your residual hearing. At the same time, the captioning service uses advanced voice recognition technology to transcribe everything your caller is saying and turns it into text, which appears on your CapTel phone’s screen.
Relay Conference Captioning
Relay Conference Captioning (RCC) is a free service for anyone with hearing loss to engage and read captioned texts of what is said during meetings (in-person or remote), group conversations in a videoconference and multi-party conference calls. Using the same high-quality captioners that produce closed captioning for television, RCC users receive live, real-time text streamed to a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device connected to the internet anywhere.
WebCapTel is a web-based service that lets you read word-for-word transcriptions of your calls on a computer monitor or laptop. You can listen to your caller speaking through any phone, including cordless, landlines or cell phones.
Posted by NJAdmin on May 10, 2016