The more information an individual has, the greater chance for communication success. In addition to auditory aids, there are some devices and services that can help provide visual information. These aids can help supplement hearing aids and other auditory/listening devices to provide the best chance for easy communication and understanding.
Some devices include captioned telephones, closed captioning on the TV (offered through most cable companies), and captioned glasses at the movie theaters. Transcripts are offered through government services at state and federal meetings. Many hearing aid manufacturers can provide large print user manuals upon request.
Alerting devices such as flashing doorbells, alarm clocks, fire alarms, and baby monitors are also available. These devices can help ensure your safety or the safety of loved ones.
If interested in learning more, please discuss options with your audiologist!