Technology is key when you are dealing with hearing loss.
In the digital age that we live in, it only makes sense to take full advantage of anything that makes life better or easier.
Whether it’s a state-of-the-art hearing aid or an app on your phone, technology is definitely your friend. It will remove stress from your life. But, if you go to the Google Play or iTunes on your phone, though, overwhelmed is all you are going to be.
Here are the best of the best as far as we are concerned.
- Clear Captions
This FREE app works with all major phone carriers, as well as on both Android and iPhone devices. There is a bit of lag time, but it has great reviews.
The gist is that it does real time captioning on your smartphone while you are carrying on a conversation via bluetooth. You can read what they are saying, so you don’t miss a thing.
This is an app paired with a wearable device (you can keep it in your pocket too) that alerts you when you have a phone call or other notification. Works with over 60 apps right now, and the list is always growing.
Ditto is $39.95 but based on reviews, it seems to be worth the cost.
- Hearing-Aid Specific Apps
Depending on what make and model you have, there may be an app that goes along with your hearing aid. It will help you make adjustments and remember your typical settings. If you don’t have hearing aids with this capability, it might be time for an upgrade.
Vox Sciences is an app that transcribes voicemail to text. Never miss a message again.
There is a free version that will transcribe shorter messages, and a paid version that will do longer ones. Available on iPhone and Android.
Works like ClearCaptions – but can be used in everyday life to give you captions for basically any situation.
The cost is $3.99 and it works on both Android and iPhone devices.
Hearing loss is a manageable situation, and these apps are excellent ways to help you do just that.
If you are still struggling to hear well, feel free to stop in and see us.
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