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Solutions for Managing Hearing Loss

There is no one, single way for veterans to manage their hearing loss. Fortunately, there are many techniques and technology-based solutions available to assist veterans.

Captioned telephone technology

Captioned telephones work like a traditional phone – veterans can talk and listen to each other but there’s one significant difference – captions of what’s said to the veteran are displayed on the built-in screen of the captioned telephone. All that’s required is standard telephone service and a high-speed internet connection. The captioned telephone service* is available at no cost and can be accessed 24/7, nationwide.

Veterans with hearing loss can receive a captioned telephone at no cost** through the Heroes With Hearing Loss® program. This program is sponsored by Hamilton® CapTel® and is independent from the VA disability claim process. The veteran’s hearing loss does not have to be service-related.

Two ways to acquire a Captioned Telephone:

  1. Veterans can order a phone at no cost.
  2. Veterans, a friend or loved one can purchase a phone for $75 with free shipping. Captioned Telephone makes a great gift, too! 
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Features of Hamilton CapTel solutions

Captions are available in English or Spanish

Hamilton CapTel is available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fast, accurate captions on every call

Advanced speech recognition software is used to process calls. In some instances, a live Captioning Assistant (CA) may help generate captions of what’s said.

Every call is 100% confidential

All calls remain strictly confidential. As required by law, Hamilton CapTel is NOT permitted to disclose information or retain any records, documents or recordings of any conversation.

Captioned Telephone Solutions for Veterans

Whether you’re at home, at work or on the go, there’s a solution that fits your need.

Available solutions

Hamilton® CapTel® 2400i

Hamilton® CapTel® 2400i

With a contemporary design in every respect, the Hamilton CapTel 2400i captioned telephone offers touch-screen navigation for on-screen menus, easy access to Customer Care and customizable font size for those with low vision acuity.

Hamilton® CapTel® 880i

Hamilton® CapTel® 880i

This model has a small footprint, extra large display, and traditional buttons for navigating on-screen menus. It’s also a good option for people with low vision acuity.

Hamilton® CapTel® 840i

Hamilton® CapTel® 840i

With the size and feel of a traditional telephone, the Hamilton CapTel 840i captioned phone offers conventional buttons for navigating on-screen menus, contacting Customer Care, initiating speed dial and adjusting tone and volume.

Mobile device not included

Hamilton Mobile CapTel®

The Hamilton Mobile CapTel app for iOS and Android™ delivers the same reliable Hamilton CapTel experience customers have enjoyed at home and at work for years – now at your fingertips wherever you go. It syncs with all your mobile device contacts, provides captions on incoming and outgoing calls, enables you to access your call log and review captions later, and is fast and accurate. Get it today on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store!

Hamilton® CapTel® for Business, Interconnected by Tenacity™

Hamilton® CapTel® for Business, Interconnected by Tenacity™ is available to veterans who experience hearing loss and have difficulty hearing on the phone while in the workplace. Hamilton CapTel displays captions of what’s being said on the screen of a Cisco® phone, allowing clarity and confidence on every business call. All that’s required is a compatible Cisco phone, the Hamilton CapTel for Business application and a Hamilton CapTel for Business account. Learn more about Hamilton CapTel for Business now!

*The captioning service is provided at no cost to the user.

**Captioned Telephone Service is made available at no cost to individuals with hearing loss as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates Captioned Telephone Service and funds it through the collection of a surcharge on all consumer phone service.