Ideal for people with some degree of hearing loss, the Captioned Telephone (CapTel) works like any other telephone with one important addition: It displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions in the CapTel's bright display window.
Who benefits from the CapTel phone? - Anyone with some degree of hearing loss, who finds it difficult to understand telephone conversations - People using hearing aids or assistive listening devices - People who are deaf or hard of hearing and voice for themselves
Benefits of CapTel: - Calls are made in a natural manner, simply dial the telephone number directly for the person you are calling - Users enjoy natural telephone conversations, and can check the captions for added clarity - Everyone can use the CapTel phone simply turn off the captions feature to use it as a traditional telephone - Captions appear nearly simultaneously with the spoken words - The CapTel phone includes an amplified handset and tone control for clarity