Unfortunately, there are millions of people around the world who are dealing with hearing loss. Conversations via the phone represent something that they cannot enjoy, and some programmers have taken the time to solve the issue for some of them.
According to eTurboNews, the AAA 2022 + HearTECH Expo conference from St. Louis (Missouri, USA) marked the announcement of CapTel’s new app for those who are struggling with hearing loss. The software provides captions for phone conversations, so they will not need to actually hear the other person speaking.
Millions of Americans will be helped
Dixie Ziegler is the vice president of Hamilton Relay, meaning the parent company of Hamilton CapTel. He stated as eTurboNews quotes:
We’re extremely excited to release this completely re-engineered app to benefit the millions of Americans with hearing loss,
Hamilton CapTel was the first to release a mobile app for captioned phone calls back in 2010. This release represents a milestone in that Hamilton CapTel and Ultratec, Inc., the inventor of captioned telephones, worked collaboratively to deliver this feature-rich, fully functional app for iOS and Android.
You can already find Hamilton Mobile CapTel in Google’s Play Store. The description sounds like this:
The new Hamilton® Mobile CapTel® app delivers the same Hamilton CapTel captioned telephone call experience our customers have enjoyed at home or the office for years — and now it’s available at your fingertips wherever you go. It’s secure, fast, incredibly accurate and easy to use. The app syncs seamlessly with your Android™ device contacts so you can place a call with a single tap.
The app is capable of some pretty interesting features, such as captions for both incoming and outgoing calls, voicemail, custom caller ID, and a lot more.
Would you be willing to use the new app or recommend it to someone who might need it?