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Sep 14, 2022

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Hearing loss is more common than you think. One in three seniors may experience some level of hearing loss. That can affect talking to friends, enjoying a concert, or even making a phone call. Taking simple steps to identify and treat hearing loss has many positive impacts:

 

Cognitive function—When adults with hearing loss stay engaged in conversations, this communication can prevent or slow the development of dementia.

Mental health—People who treat their hearing loss are 50% less likely to suffer from sadness or depression.

Social interaction—Taking steps to treat hearing loss makes people more likely to stay socially active and remain mentally sharp.

 

Often, the effects of hearing loss can be addressed with hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing accessories—and devices like the CaptionCall captioning phone. By displaying captions of what the other person is saying, CaptionCall tackles one of the most common complaints of hearing loss. Users feel more confident using the phone, taking control of day-to-day appointments, and connecting with the people they care about. Plus, CaptionCall has been recommended by over 10,000 hearing care professionals.

 

“For me the biggest advantage is that CaptionCall works with both my hearing aid types. What I’ve found here is a miracle for me. I can live more of a normal life. Without the hearing aids I hear nothing. The text on the CaptionCall phone is still important because understanding some people is difficult.”

John, Reading, PA

 

Order a CaptionCall phone and learn how it’s available at no cost with a professional certification of hearing loss by visiting www.CaptionCall.com or calling 1-877-557-2227.

 

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www.captioncall.com, Boston, Massachusetts, 00000

What is CaptionCall?CaptionCall is a no cost captioned telephone service that lets you talk on the phone while reading captions of what the other person is saying. This service helps many people with hearing loss understand conversations more easily and effectively. You can enjoy talking with friends and family, plus making your everyday phone calls. It is available at no-cost to people with hearing loss. Simply order a no-cost caption phone online and CaptionCall will reach out to confirm your eligibility and schedule your red-carpet delivery. Looking to get captioned service on the go? Then visit the app store to download our iPhone app and get captioning on your iPhone today.