Sound Off Project Community
Here, you’ll find information about Veteran hearing loss, stories from Veterans using captioning, and opportunities to meet our team face-to-face.
Tony’s hearing loss story echoes across generations of military service members: millions who live with an invisible service-related disability. It’s motivating to hear how some of them use call captioning to overcome that challenge.
CaptionCall sponsors events with several partners in the Veteran and hearing health communities.
Hearing Loss Due to Military Service
Veterans and service members experience hearing loss at a higher rate than the general public. But why? And how does hearing loss impact this community specifically? An audiologist with experience working with Veterans talked with us about the prevalence of hearing loss among those who’ve served.
Hearing Loss in the Workplace
Veterans who enter the workforce after service are even more likely than the general public to have hearing loss that affects their meetings, phone calls, and conversation with colleagues. But you may be surprised how common hearing loss is among professionals and the options to make the workplace more accessible.
Technology May Lessen the Blow of Veteran Hearing Loss
Resourcefulness is a common thread through the military community, and that appears to apply to how members cope with hearing loss as well. Veterans who take advantage of technological resources can adapt to the physical and mental effects of their hearing conditions.
Can You Get a Captioned Telephone without Internet Access?
This is a common concern for people who need call captioning but don’t have high speed internet service at home. Sorenson is the only captioning phone service provider that offers captioned calls without home internet or a second phone line.
Hearing Loss and Mental Health: Risks and Resources for Veterans
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