Using the Telephone.
Using the telephone when wearing hearing devices can be tricky to get used to. If you have a behind-the-ear instrument, hold the phone up higher than normal, as the microphone sits above your ear. If you have an in-the-ear instrument, hold the phone normally. If you are getting any whistling, move the handset slightly away from the instrument. For corded, land line phones, use the telecoil program on your hearing instrument and position the handset to get the best signal. In addition, there are many accessories available to help you use the phone more effectively such as a specialized volume control phone or for profoundly deaf people, a Telephone Typewriter (TTY). Click here for further information. Contact All Ears in Hearing for further information and free demonstration.