Learning to hear on the telephone also takes practice and patience. Ease of use of the phone can typically be obtained after one has mastered listening without lip reading. Technology has also provided Caption Telephones in the United States. Captioned Telephones have a small screen which allows the individual to read what is being said by the person on the other end of the phone. In some cases there might be a slight time delay from what is said and what is being read; but the information can be very valuable. These phones are the CapTel phone and the Clear Captions telephone.
Calling a toll free number and listening to a pre-recorded message can be of great assistance.
- 1-800-829-4477 — IRS
- 1-800-772-1213 — Social Security
- 1-800-555-8355 — General
- 1-800-872-7245 — Amtrak
- 1-800-366-1655 — American Dietetic Association
Cochlear has a telephone practice line : # 1 800-458-4999
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