Seniors and Hearing Loss


62710 Hi Res CC logo for printHearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting senior adults. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have some difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family.
Partial or complete deafness can be crippling in one important area: telephone conversations. This can be a major problem, even a great danger, to seniors who depend on telephone communication for everyday tasks. One of the Family of Approved Vendors and partners has a solution to this problem.
ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified telephone captioning provider whose service is paid for through the Americans with Disabilities Act. ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see a text version of every word said during a telephone call. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use. You may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you! Using this device, you can carry on a phone conversation as if you had no hearing difficulty. To see the ClearCaptions page within the site, click on ClearCaptions at OurSeniors. You can speak to a ClearCaptions representative directly at 386-210-9844.

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